Minimum Streamflow Variance in the South Fork Rubicon River below Robbs Peak Forebay and in Silver creek below Camino Reservoir

Summary

SCH Number
2016098029
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Minimum Streamflow Variance in the South Fork Rubicon River below Robbs Peak Forebay and in Silver creek below Camino Reservoir
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/2/2016

Document Description
SMUD is requesting State Water Resources Control Board approval to reduce the minimum instream flows required under the Upper American River Hydroelectric Project Water Quality certification. The reduction in minimum instream flows is necessary to allow for the installation of new streamflow gaging weirs to provide accurate compliance gaging of the minimum streamflow form the Robbs Peak Forebay and Camino Reservoir per Condition 6 of the water quality certification.

Contact Information
Kristen Gangl
State Water Resources Control Board
901 P Street P.O. Box 100
Sacramento, CA 95812-0100

Phone : (916) 323-9389

Location

Counties
El Dorado

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306 C:6
Reasons for Exemption
The class 3 exemption applies as the weirs are consistent with construction of a new minor structure. The project will pose no significant adverse impacts to listed species or their habitat. There are no known hazardous materials at the site that may be disturbed or removed. The Project will not cause cumulatively significant impacts. Additionally, the class 6 exemption applies as there is no indication that the Project may cause a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.
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