Owens Gorge Flow Restoration Project

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010021063
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Owens Gorge Flow Restoration Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
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
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
111 North Spring Street, Rm 1044
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 367-5295

Location

Cities
Bishop
Counties
Inyo Mono
Cross Streets
395 and Gorge Road
Zip
93546
State Highways
Hwy 395
Waterways
Owens River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
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Development Type
Other (Habitat Restroation)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Emergy Supply
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission 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 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6

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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