Pit 1 Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 2687: 401 Water Quality Certification, Condition 13: Request for Temporary Cesstion of Flusing Flow in 2012

Summary

SCH Number
2012068261
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Pit 1 Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 2687: 401 Water Quality Certification, Condition 13: Request for Temporary Cesstion of Flusing Flow in 2012
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/19/2012

Document Description
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) operates the Pit 1 Project, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) No. 2687, for which FERC issued a new operating license on March 19, 2003. The FERC license for the PIT 1 Project includes the State Water Resources Control Board's 401 water quality certification that requires PG&E to release flushing flows from the Pit 1 Forebay Dam to control nuisance aquatic vegetation and mosquito production in Fall River Pond. This Project is for the temporary suspension of flushing flows required under Condition 12 of the Pit 1 Project's water quality certification in order to protect the Shasta crayfish, which was listed as endangered under both the California and Federal Endangered Species Acts in 1988. The Pit 1 Project impounds water to feed the Pit 1 powerhouse, which operates as a peaking plant to help PG&E meet daily load swings. The Pit 1 forebay is a 222-acre impoundment immediately above the 0.7 mile long Fall River Pond.

Contact Information
Peter Barnes
State Water Resources Control Board
Division of Water Rights P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-0100

Phone : (916) 445-9989

Location

Counties
Shasta

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15307
Reasons for Exemption
Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources.

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