McKays Point Reservoir Dredging Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Northern California Power Agency
Document Title
McKays Point Reservoir Dredging Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Timberlands Timberlands & Unclassified
Document Description
During the winter of 1997, a large landslide occured to the east of Dorrington which terminated at the Sourgrass Campground on the North Fork Stanislaus River. Trees, soil, sand, gravel and other debris from the slide were carried to McKays Point Reservoir by high instream flows, much of which settled within the reservoir area. At the present time, the Northern California Power Agency is considering two alternative dredging methods to remove the accumulated sediment in McKays Point Reservoir (approximately 265,000 cubic yards). The first method includes the use of a conventional clamshell dredging operation using load barges on the reservoir to drain the sediment prior to trucking it to a disposal site. The other method includes the use of a slurry pump dredge discharging to elevate thickener tanks onshore. The slurry would settle in the tanks and the thickened slurry would be loaded in trucks with water-tight beds for transport to a disposal site.

Contact Information

Keith S. Dunbar
Agency Name
Northern California Power Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Calaveras, Tuolumne
State Highways
North Fork Stanislaus

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Hydroelectric and Water Supply)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

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