Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 619)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara, City of (City of Santa Clara)
Document Title
Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 619)
Document Type
NOI - Notice of Intent
Project Applicant
City of Santa Clara and PG&E

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
City of Santa Clara dba Silicon Valley Power
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95971

Phone : (408) 615-2478


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

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power (Hydroelectric)(84.4 Watts) Other (existing facilities)
Local Action
FERC Relicensin
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Public Services Recreation/Parks Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 2 California Energy Commission California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
Bucks Creek Hydro Project FERC No   PDF 8340 K Summary Form   PDF 135 K
NOC   PDF 2870 K

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