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
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
Northern California Power Agency
Lead/Public Agency
3907 Carta de Plata
San Clemente, CA 92673

Phone : (949) 366-2089


Calaveras Tuolumne
State Highways
North Fork Stanislaus

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
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
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

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