Upper Gorge Power Plant Turbine Inspection


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Planning and Research, Office of (Office of Planning and Research)
Document Title
Upper Gorge Power Plant Turbine Inspection
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
NOTE: California Department of Fish and Game is acting as Responsible Agency. SAA #1600-2010-0008-R6 The proposed project is to conduct a Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) of the Upper Gorge Power Plant Turbine Runner. In oder to conduct this NDE on the Turbine Runner, the area must be dewatered by shutting off penstock flows upstream at the Upper Venturi Chamber, lowering the tailbay to stream flows and reducing stream flows from 36 cfs to 16 cfs. To conduct this stream flow reduction, flows shall be ramped down at a rate of 5 cfs every 6 hours.

Contact Information
Tammy Branston
Department of Fish and Game, Region 6
407 W, Line Street
Bishop, CA 93514

760 872-0751



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is to conduct an inspection in an existing facility.
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