King Flat Meteorological Towers Use Permit (ZF#2017-0066)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Yolo County
Document Title
King Flat Meteorological Towers Use Permit (ZF#2017-0066)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
grazing land/ag/ag extensive
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead The project is a request for a use permit to construct three 60-meter (197 ft) tall temporary meteorological wind towers. The applicant is Terra-Gen Development Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Terra-Gen, a renewable energy company. Each Met tower would be a 60-Meter XHD NRG Talltowers TM with 3-ft by 3-ft base plates and 24 guy wires. Guy wires, with industry-recognized bird deterring reflectors, would extend up to 30 meters from the base of the Met towers at 90 degree angles and be oriented to create an "X" pattern when viewed from overhead. Each guy wire will be attached to a temporary anchor that meets the design standards of the Met tower manufacturer, based on the underlying soil conditions. Cup anemometers and wind direction vanes would be attached at the Met tower at various heights to measure wind speed and direction. Each of the Met towers will be powered by a small solar cell, and battery. The Met towers will be unmanned, and aside from the tower and affixed apparatuses, no other equipment is proposed. The towers are temporary and would be decommissioned and removed from the project site within three years from the date of approval. The three proposed Met towers will be located in the Capay Hills, east of SR 16 and west of County Road 85, within an approx 10 mile long area.

Contact Information

Eric Parfrey
Agency Name
Yolo County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Total Acres
Parcel #
061-150-002, 059-180-007, 059
State Highways
SR 16
Cache Creek
Other Location Info
Brooks, Guinda, Rumsey

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (meteorological wind towers)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources

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