El Dorado Cloud Seeding Program Expansion

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017052041
Lead Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Document Title
El Dorado Cloud Seeding Program Expansion
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/23/2017
Present Land Use
Mostly vacant w/ zoning and GP: Timber production, rural lands and forest resource

Document Description
SMUD is proposing to expand its El Dorado Cloud Seeding Program, which would increase SMUD's current cloud seeding area from 190 square miles to approx 444 square miles of the Upper American River watershed, primarily in El Dorado County. The expanded target area would be treated with silver iodide nuclei dispersed by stationery ground-based units, aircraft, and mobile units transported to selected sites. The program is designed to produce localized increases in snowfall and subsequent snowmelt over a larger area of the watershed of SMUD's Upper American River Project. Like SMUD's current cloud seeding program, the proposed project would focus on the watersheds of Ice House, Union Valley, and Loon Lake reservoirs and their hydropower facilities in El Dorado County. The proposed project would also include the South Fork American River watershed that drains to Slab Creek Reservoir and its associated hydropower facilities.

Contact Information
Jerry Park
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
P.O. Box 15830 MS H201
Sacramento, CA 95852-1830

Phone : (916) 732-7406

Location

Counties
Alpine Amador El Dorado Placer
Cross Streets
444 s.m. in Eldorado National Forest
Parcel #
various
State Highways
50, 88
Schools
various
Waterways
Various
Other Location Info
Kyburz, Meyers

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
6201 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95817-1899

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 Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
N/A
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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