Lauer Dam Rehabilitation Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017114001
Lead Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs (U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs)
Document Title
Lauer Dam Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Received

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

(916) 978-6164

Location

Coordinates
41°39'27.87"N 120°58'0.82"W
Cities
Alturas
Counties
Modoc
Cross Streets
BIA Route 76
Waterways
Lauer Reservoir
Township
44N
Range
13E
Section
9,15,1
Base
MD

Notice of Completion

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