Release of water to the Owens River through the George Power Plants

Summary

SCH Number
2020090001
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 - Inland Deserts, Ontario (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 )
Document Title
Release of water to the Owens River through the George Power Plants
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/1/2020
Project Applicant
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Document Description
The proposed Project is limited to operations associated with the stipulated agreement (Case No. 10088) including the release of water to the Owens River in excess of Court-ordered minimum flows between the Upper Gorge Power Plant and the Control Gorge Power Plant, not to exceed 120 cubic feet per second (cfs) (Exhibit A).

Contact Information
Alyssa Marquez
Department of Fish and Wildlife
3602 Inland Empire Blvd. Suite C-220
Ontario , CA 91764

Phone : (760) 567-0332
Alyssa.Marquez@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Bishop
Counties
Inyo Mono
Regions
Southern California
Other Information
The Project is located in the Owens River Gorge (Gorge) between the Long Valley Dam and the Control Gorge Power Plant (Exhibit A), within the Owens River. The Owens River is a tributary to Owens Lake. The Project area lies east of U.S. Route 395, approximately 22 miles north-west of the city of Bishop, in the Counties of Inyo and Mono, State of California; Section 10, Township 6S, Range 31E, United States Geological Survey (USGS) map Rovana; Section 5 &16, Township 5S, Range 31E, USGS Casa Diablo Quadrangle.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 & 15321
Reasons for Exemption
This project is limited to operations of existing facilities associated with the stipulated agreement and requirement of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to notify CDFW when water is released into the Owens River from existing facilities.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
1600-2020-0094-R6_NOE   PDF 227 K

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