Lauer Dam Rehabilitation Project


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Lead Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs (U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs)
Document Title
Lauer Dam Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment

Document Description
Lauer Dam is located on a tributary of the North Fork of the Pit River approx 15 miles northeast of Alturas in Modoc County, CA. Lauer Dam was constructed in 1895, and purchased in trust for the Tribe to augment their irrigation program in 1953. The BIA has documented the poor condition of Lauer Dam. The Dam has deteriorated over the years to the extent that it does not meet current dam safety requirements and has been designated a high-hazard structure due to the potential for loss of life following a failure. The preferred alternative (and Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative) to rehabilitate the Dam is to construct a new embankment just downstream of the existing dam and to modify the spillway.

Contact Information
Thomas Dang
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pacific Regional Office 2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone : (916) 978-6164


41°39'27.87"N 120°58'0.82"W
Cross Streets
BIA Route 76
Lauer Reservoir

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (dam rehabilitation)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 2 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Region 1

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