Middle Fork American River Project Relicensing

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Placer County Water Agency
Document Title
Middle Fork American River Project Relicensing
Document Type
EIS - Draft EIS
Present Land Use

Document Description
Placer County Water Agency owns and operates the Middle Fork American River Project under a 50-year Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license, which will expire on February 28, 2013. Using FERC's Integrated Licensing Process, PCWA is seeking the renewal of its license to continue operation and maintenance of the MFP. The MFP serves as a multi-purpose water supply and hydro-generation project designed to conserve and control waters of the Middle Fork American River, the Rubicon River, and several associated tributary streams. The MFP is located on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada range primarily in Placer County, CA.

Contact Information
Ben Ransom
Placer County Water Agency
PO Box 6570
Auburn, CA 95604

Phone : (530) 823-4889


39°0'14"N 120°44'39"W
El Dorado Placer
Cross Streets
Mosquito Ridge Road and Blacksmith Flat Road (near Ralston Afterbay)
Total Acres
Parcel #
Tahoe and Eldorado National Forest
American R., Rubicon R., Duncan Crk, Long Cyn Crk
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Foresthill

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Hydroelectric (223.7 Watts)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: FERC Relicense
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 3 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento)
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