Timberland and Reservoir/Recreation Facilities Zone/Natural Resource General Plan Land Use Designation
The Forebay is a component of the El Dorado Hydroelectric Project, which is owned and operated by EID and licensed by FERC as FERC Project No. 184. EID operates Project No. 184. The El Dorado Forebay Dam modification project is required to satisfy specific state and federal dam safety mandates. Additionally, the project would improve the reliability of the drinking water supply and minimize impacts on EID ratepayers through optimized power generation revenue. The project involves constructing an earthen stability buttress on the dry side of the Forebay Dam, raising the Forebay Dam 10 vertical feet, and remediating associated facilities.
Forebay Road, Blair Road, Polaris Road, and Drop-off Road
10133077, 10133011, 10133061, etc.
Other Location Info
Notice of Determination
El Dorado Irrigation District
Approving Agency Role
Final Environmental Document Available at
Clerk to the Board, El Dorado Irrigation District at 2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville, CA 95667, (530) 622-4513.
(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
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