Middle Fork American River Project Relicensing

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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
Lead/Public 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 (Megawatts 223.7)
Local Action
FERC Relicense
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Recreation Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health (CDPH) California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT) California Energy Commission California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)

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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