Owens Gorge Flow Restoration Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Owens Gorge Flow Restoration Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open Space (Mono County): Natural Resources (Inyo County)
Document Description
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.

Contact Information

Julie Van Wagner
Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Inyo, Mono
Cross Streets
395 and Gorge Road
State Highways
Hwy 395
Owens River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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)
Development Types
Other (Habitat Restroation)
Local Actions
Project Issues
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

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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