San Clemente Dam Drawdown


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game #3
Document Title
San Clemente Dam Drawdown
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Sediment has accumulated behind the San Clemente Dam and reduced the water storage capacity from approximately 1,575 acre feet when the dam was constructed in 1921 to its current volume of approximately 140 acre-feet. As a result of pressure on the aging structure, the Department of Water Resources, Division of Dam Safety, has requested that Cal-AM lower the water surface elevation behind the dam by 10 feet as one of several safety measures to reduce the risk of flooding that may occur due to an earthquake.

Contact Information

Mike Hill
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Game, Region 3
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 - Section D
Reasons for Exemption
Rehabilitation of deteriorated structure.

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