Redirection of PG&E Water Delivery from Miocene Canal to the West Branch of the Feather River Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Water Service (CWS)
Document Title
Redirection of PG&E Water Delivery from Miocene Canal to the West Branch of the Feather River Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In 2017, the County of Butte entered into an Agreement with the Department of Water Resources (SWAPO #17021) to utilize Lake Oroville, a State Water Project facility, to deliver water from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to the California Water Service Company (CalWater) Oroville District. On November 14, 2017, the Butte County Board of Supervisors adopted a Negative Declaration for the project (Resolution No. 17-193). The Negative Declaration and the Agreement specifies that the delivery to Lake oroville would occur at PG&E's Line Saddle Powerhouse from the Miocene Canal. Note: See NOE for full descriptions

Contact Information

Paul Gosselin
Agency Name
California Water Service
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Various locations
Other Location Info
The project located along the Miocene Canal approximately 0.6 miles east southeast of the Magalia Reservoir. The Miocene Canal is located adjacent to the West Branch of the Feather River.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
The Camp Fire destroyed the conveyance infrastructure for the delivery of PG&E water to the Lime Saddle Powerhouse. There is a critical need to utilize an alternative to deliver PG&E water, otherwise the water supply for the majority of the City of Oroville would be jeopardized. Note: See NOE for details


Notice of Exemption

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