American River Pump Station Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Placer County Water Agency
Document Title
American River Pump Station Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Reclamation jurisdiction over lands acquired for the Auburn Dam Project adjacent Placer County lands are designed Agriculture/Timberland.

Document Description
The Proposed Project involves construction of a year-round pump station, intake/diversion and associated pipelines and access road facilities to provide PCWA improved and reliable access to its Middle Fork Project water rights water. The project is needed to provide a reliable back-up source to PCWA's other water supply sources and to meet growing demands associated with planned and approved urban development within their service area. The new pump station would permit PCWA to increase their water supply diversions from the historical maximum amount of 8,500 AF and from the anticipated No Action/No Project Alternative amount of 19,300 AF to 35,500 AF. Additionally, the Proposed Project would restore the North Fork American River flow to a 3/4-mile stretch of river that is currently dewatered and flowing through the Auburn Dam construction site bypass tunnel. The return of water to the river channel is anticipated to result in use of the project area for water-based recreation activity (primarily boating) and so, the Proposed Project also includes development of two public river access sites. The access locations would be at the Auburn Dam site upstream of the bypass tunnel outlet, and near Oregon Bar. The proposed amenities include parking, road and trail improvements to accommodate mixed recreation uses, a staffed entrance gate, and sanitation facilities (restrooms and trash cans). CDPR would oversee the use of these areas per an agreement with Reclamation.

Contact Information
Brent Smith
Placer County Water Agency
Lead/Public Agency
144 Ferguson Road
Auburn, CA 95604

Phone : (530) 823-4886


Cross Streets
Maidu Drive/Pacific Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
Union Pacific
Skyridge Elementary/Placer High School
American River

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Recreational Water Facilities (Water Supply Intake/Diversion and Pump Station (100 cubic sf))
Local Action
Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors Approval
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Fisheries

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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