Diversion Dam Maintenance Dredging Project, Rio Bravo Hydroelectric Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Olcese Water District
Document Title
Diversion Dam Maintenance Dredging Project, Rio Bravo Hydroelectric Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open Space - Resource Mgmt Area (Agriculture, Flood Plain); Open Space - Slopes Exceeding 30% Suburban Residential; Low Density

Document Description
Maintenance dredging is proposed to remove the sands and sediment that have accumulated from the hydroelectric projects discharges upstream of the project. The proposed project is located on private lands in Kern County, approximately 15 miles northeast of the Bakersfield downtown area. Project lands on the south side of the Kern River are located within the Bakersfield city limits, whereas lands on the north side of river are in Kern County. The purpose of the proposed maintenance dredging is to remove accumulated sediment from the project reservoir to restore operational capacity and reduce operation and maintenance costs. Approximately 35,000-40,000 yd3 of sediment would be removed. The maintenance dredging will have to be done in low flow conditions, October through January in a normal year.

Contact Information
James L. Nickel
Olcese Water District
Lead/Public Agency
PO Box 60679
Bakersfield, CA 93386

Phone : (661) 872-5050


Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 178
Kern River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (maintenance dredging)
Local Action
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Hydrology/Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Department of Water Resources

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