Ten West Link Project
BLYTHE (CNS) – A stretch of the Colorado River south of Interstate 10 along the Arizona border is closed to all boating traffic through Tuesday as Ten West Corporation wraps up the installation of power lines crossing the river.
The installation work began last Tuesday and continued each day from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Sgt. Bryan Berryman of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. He said the new lines are part of a solar power project between Arizona and California.
As the power lines were being installed, approximately five miles south of Interstate 10, a closure was in effect for boats in the area due to safety concerns, Berryman said.
“Deputies from Riverside and La Paz Counties will be onsite to enforce this closure,” Berryman wrote in a statement. “The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office Colorado River Station is dedicated to the safety of our community and wants to ensure that everyone on our waterways have a safe and enjoyable experience.”
Boaters can return to the river on Wednesday. People with boating- related questions can call Berryman at 760-921-7900.
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