Kilarc-Cow Creek Hydroelectric P roject License Surrender

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2013032029
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Kilarc-Cow Creek Hydroelectric P roject License Surrender
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received

Document Description
The Kilarc-Cow Creek Hydroelectric Project is located in the Cow Creek watershed in Shasta County, California, about 30 miles east of the city of Redding, near the community of Whitmore. The Kilarc-Cow Creek Hydroelectric Project consists of two developments: 1) Kilarc Development (located in the Old Cow Creek sub-watershed); and 2) Cow Creek Development (located in the South Cow Creek sub-watershed). The Kilarc Development includes three diversion dams, one siphon, one penstock, one powerhouse, one forebay, and several canals, tunnels, and spillways. The Cow Creek Development includes two diversion dams, one penstock, one powerhouse, one forebay, and several canals, tunnels, and spillways. The Kilarc-Cow Creek Hydroelectric Project currently operates as a run-of-river facility with relatively small storage volumes in its forebays. On March 12, 2009, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) filed a license surrender application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking to decommission the Kilarc-Cow Creek Hydroelectric Project. The Kilarc-Cow Creek Hydroelectric Project license Surrender primarily consists of the decommissioning and removal of Kilarc and Cow Creek developments consistent with implementation of PG&E's Proposed Decommissioning Plan. Following FERC issuance of a license surrender order, PG&E will develop detailed engineering and management plans.

Contact Information
Chase Hildeburn
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812

(916) 323-0358

Location

Coordinates
40°40'08"N 121°51'37"W
Cities
Whitmore
Counties
Shasta
Cross Streets
Fern Road & Miller Mountain Road
Zip
96096
Total Acres
~184
Schools
Twin Valley School
Waterways
Old Cow, South Cow, South Canyon, Mill Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Hydroelectric (4.67 Watts)
Local Action
Wat. Quality Cert
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Fiscal Impacts Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 2 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1 Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Redding) Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

Attachments

Environmental Document
Kilarc-Cow_DEIR_APRIL2019   PDF 34103 K Appendix F_Accessibility Recreational Assessment   PDF 1999 K Appendix E_Biological Species Lists   PDF 1082 K Appendix D_Air Quality and Noise   PDF 507 K Appendix C_Visual Impact Report   PDF 2999 K Appendix B_Background Materials   PDF 23644 K Appendix A_NOP and Scoping Report   PDF 27520 K
NOC
NOC   PDF 814 K
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