Caples Spillway Channel Stabilization Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Caples Spillway Channel Stabilization Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
El Dorado Irrigation District

Document Description
The Project implements the Caples Spillway Channel Stabilization Plan, which was developed as a result of the 2008 Sensitive Site Investigation/Geomorphology Plan and prepared in consultation with the United States Forest Service, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, State Water Resources Control Board staff, and members of the El Dorado Hydroelectric Project Environmental Resource Committee (ERC). The Caples Spillway Channel Stabilization Plan includes measures to protect the spillway channel stream banks from erosion that could occur during flows of up to 60 cubic feet per second ( cfs ).

Contact Information
Jordan Smith
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812

Phone : (916) 323-3645


Alpine El Dorado
Other Location Info
Caples Lake near Kirkwood

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The Class 33 exemption applies because the Project is small habitat restoration project that is less than five acres in size, which involves stream bank stabilization to reduce erosion. Informal consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service concluded the project is not likely to adversely affect the Yosemite toad, Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, or critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog.


Notice of Exemption
2020030127_Caples Spillway Channel Stabilization   PDF 816 K

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