Agreement 2012-0038-R4 - PG&E Sand Bar Dam Fish Screen and Permanent Bypass


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game #4
Document Title
Agreement 2012-0038-R4 - PG&E Sand Bar Dam Fish Screen and Permanent Bypass
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Installation of a new fish screen and permanent bypass for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) re-licensing of the Spring Gap-Stanislaus Hydroelectric Project (FERC #2130). The Project is limited to: conducting five (5) geotechnical borings and 10 test pit excavations within the riparian area of MFSR to confirm subsurface soil and gourndwater characteristics, retrofitting the existing intake facilities with a new fish screened intake, permanent bypass, and civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical improvements at the exisitng Sand Bar Diversion Dam, installing six (6) self-cleaning fish screens, placing approximately 30 cubic yards of concrete in the channel for the construction of the footing/foundation fish screen bypass/spillway structure, constructing a fish bypass and spillway for regulating instream releases and conveying fish, debris, and sediment from the intake to receiving tailwater pool, and constructing a control building for housing electrical/control equipment necessary to monitor, automate, and maintain fish screened intake. Permanent impacts to the bed and bank of the river at the location of the permanent bypass intake will be approximately 0.16 acres. Water will be temporarily diverted around the construction site.

Contact Information
Sarah Bahm
California Department of Fish and Game
San Joaquin Valley / Southern Sierra Region 1234 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014 x306



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303 - Class 1 & 3
Reasons for Exemption
Construction of a fish screen and bypass structure at an existing dam.

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