Redirected Contract PG&E Water from the Miocene Canal to the Thermalito Power Canal

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Summary

SCH Number
2014052059
Lead Agency
Butte County
Document Title
Redirected Contract PG&E Water from the Miocene Canal to the Thermalito Power Canal
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
California Water Services Company (Cal Water) provides water services to 38 communities throughout California. The Cal Water Oroville District incorporated in 1926 and has provided water service to the Oroville community since 1927 (UWMP). The proposed project consists of the Cal Water Oroville District redirecting approximately 3,000 AFY of its 33,000 AFY Pre-1914 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) water from the Miocene Canal to Lake Oroville, into the Thermalito Power Canal, and to the District's Filtration Plant (Water Treatment Plant - WTP). The redirected contract PG&E water will be moved from the Middle Miocene Canal at the Lime Saddle Powerhouse to Lake Oroville via an unnamed channel that extends from Kunkle Reservoir to the Lime Saddle Powerhouse and, subsequently, Lake Oroville. PG&E uses this channel to divert water into the Miocene Canal or from the Powerhouse to Lake Oroville will be used to eliminate water quality degradation that would otherwise be produced from flowing through Miocene Canal's open ditch system. A simplified system schematic of Cal Water's existing and proposed water conveyance for a portion of its contract PG&E water is provided in Figure 3 of Cal Water's Negative Declaration, Existing and Proposed Conveyance Schematic.

Contact Information
Geoffrey Shaw
DWR State Water Project Analysis Office
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-653-9593

Location

Coordinates
39°31'33.22"N 121°33'18.47"W
Cities
Oroville
Counties
Butte
Cross Streets
various
Zip
95965
Waterways
West Branch of Feather River
Other Location Info
Magalia

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DWR
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation, 308 Nelson Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965-3302

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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