Bidwell Saddle Dam Weir Installation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Bidwell Saddle Dam Weir Installation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) proposes to Install a toe-weir and re-grade a section of the toe-road at the Bidwell Canyon Saddle Dam. The project will require excavation for the installation of the concrete headwall with the weir plate, vegetation removal for weir footprint, and re-grading of the toe road for drainage away from the seepage path. This will allow surveillance crews to record seepage measurements from Miners Ranch Canal Into the Oroville Reservoir. It is necessary to survey these seepage patterns so DWR can take steps to mitigate any potential future dam safety Issues or piping in the embankment.

Contact Information

Robin Carter
Agency Name
Dept. of Water Resouces
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Toe of the Bidwell Canyon Saddle Dam at Lake Oroville.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 11 and Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
The project includes adding a minor structure associated with the existing Bidwell Saddle Dam and performing road maintenance. This project does not include the removal of any trees or woody vegetation, and does not impact any sensitive resources.


Notice of Exemption

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