Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 619)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Clara
Document Title
Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 619)
Document Type
NOI - Notice of Intent
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead The Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project is located on Bucks, Grizzly, and Milk Ranch Creeks, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Plumas County, California. The 84.8-megawatt project consists of Bucks Creek and Grizzly Powerhouses owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the City of Santa Clara, respectively, including a 4.2-mile-long, 115- kilovolt Grizzly Tap Transmission Line; water storage, diversion and conveyance facilities associated with the two powerhouses, including Bucks Lake, Lower Bucks Lake, Three Lakes, and Grizzly Forebay; and other associated facilities. The project affects approximately 1,539.5 acres in the Plumas National Forest administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. The licensees are not proposing to add capacity or make any major modifications to the project or its operations under the new license.

Contact Information

John Davidson
Agency Name
City of Santa Clara dba Silicon Valley Power
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Santa Clara and PG&E
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Forest Service Road 24N34
Total Acres
State Highways
Bucks, Grizzly and Milk Ranch Creeks

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Power (Hydroelectric)(Megawatts 84.4), Other (existing facilities)
Local Actions
FERC Relicensin
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Land Use/Planning, Public Services, Recreation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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