PG&E will increase flows on the North Fork of the Feather River next week. PG&E announced Thursday that the flows will be increased below the Belden Dam from 100 cubic feet per second to about 2,000 cfs starting Monday. According to PG&E spokesperson Paul Moreno, the higher flows are necessary as PG&E will not be diverting water from the Belden Reservoir to a water tunnel and penstock that serves the Belden Powerhouse on Highway 70 while it is undergoing scheduled annual maintenance.

PG&E is urging those recreating near the water to exercise caution and not to go into the water as the flows will likely be higher than normal through April.