Flume again holds water

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By MIKE JENSEN

Water began flowing to Tuolumne County residents below Lyons Reservoir shortly after 7 a.m. today.

Water was shut off after a boulder rolled down the South Fork Stanislaus River Canyon Tuesday night, damaging part of a wooden PG&E flume.

The damage turned out to be less significant than originally thought. PG&E workers spent Wednesday and Thursday repairing a 32-foot section of the flume.

It went perfect no problems, said PG&E Supervisor Scott Fee this morning.

The flume is part of PG&Es main canal that stretches about five miles between Lyons Reservoir and Twain Harte. The canal carries 95 percent of Tuolumne Utilities Districts drinking water as well as supplying water to several private water companies and residents who take water directly from the countys open ditches.

TUD had asked its customers to conserve water use while the repairs were made. No outage-related problems were reported.

Customers on the Columbia Ditch and ditches west of there probably wont have water flowing in all those ditches until Saturday morning, said Tom Scesa, TUD engineer.

PG&E shuts water off to the canal for about seven days each fall to make repairs to the flume.

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