Canyon Dam Earthquake Update

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Plumas County will remain under an emergency proclamation until all businesses and homeowners have a chance to discover and assess potential damage.

Over $1M in damages has been reported, and over 50 homes in the Lake Almanor basin have been impacted. Broken or toppled chimneys continue to be the most common report, but broken water lines have caused flooding and water damage, decks, porches and windows have been damaged, and at least one structure has shifted off the foundation.

If any structural damage is found, owners are encouraged to report it by downloading the online survey from the Plumas County OES webpage at and emailing it to You may also obtain or file a copy of the survey at your local Fire Department. To help residents with disposal of broken or damaged electronics such as televisions or computer screens, special E-Waste Events have been scheduled for the Chester Transfer Station and the Greenville Transfer Station this Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Electronic devices will be accepted at no charge at both locations.

The Plumas County Assessor’s Office may be of assistance to property owners that have incurred a significant amount of property damage due to the recent earthquake. The “Calamity Application for Reassessment –Damaged or Destroyed Property” form can be downloaded from the Assessor’s department page of the Plumas County website: Look under the section titled “Assessor’s Office Forms”. The form includes information about the qualification process or contact the Assessor’s Office at (530) 283-6380 if you need more information. Local fire, law and other response agencies continue helping residents recover from this incident.

As the situation steadily improves, this will be last regular Office of Emergency Services earthquake update. OES wants to thank these responders, many of whom are volunteers, for their dedication, commitment and service throughout this incident. OES also wants to thank the public for helping themselves, their neighbors and their community throughout this event.

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