Open Space (Mono County): Natural Resources (Inyo County)
Based on a series of agreements between the CDFW, Mono County, the State of California, and LADWP proposes to implement a flow regime intended to establish and maintain a fishery in good condition in portions of the Owens River Gorge (Gorge) below the Upper Gorge Power Plant. This would satisfy the requirements of the CA Fish and Game Code Section 5937. The proposed project is intended to enhance the riverine-riparian habitat in the Gorge, while simultaneously maintaining LADWP's power generation and transmission and water storage and distribution capabilities. The proposed project involves implementation of a permanent flow release schedule in the middle of lower reaches of the Gorge between the Upper Gorge Power Plant and the Control Gorge Power Plant set forth in a Stipulation and Order agreed upon by the Mono County District Attorney, Mono County Counsel, LADWP, and CDFW. The flow schedule would include base flows and seasonal peak flows, including channel maintenance peak flows and riparian peak flows. To accommodate the peak flows, the proposed project would also include the protection, reinforcement, and/or modification of some existing LADWP power generation and transmission structures within the Gorge. Additionally, the proposed project would include the installation of a fishway at the existing fish barrier located upstream of the Control Gorge Power Plant.
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
Other (Habitat Restroation)
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Emergy Supply
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