Upper Drum-Spaulding Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2310) and the Lower Drum Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 14531)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
SWRCB, Division of Water Rights (State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights)
Document Title
Upper Drum-Spaulding Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2310) and the Lower Drum Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 14531)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Present Land Use
Forest and Open Water

Document Description
The Projects involve the transfer of water from the South Yuba River and North Fork of the North Fork American River to the Bear River basin, and the transfer of water from Bear River to the Sacramento River basin for the purpose of hydropower generation. The Projects are comprised of 29 reservoirs; six major water conduits; 11 powerhouses; five transmission lines; one distribution line; and associated structures, including recreation facilities.

Contact Information
Kristen Gangl
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone : (916) 323-9389


38°8'24"N 121°15'0"W
Nevada Placer
Northern California Unincorporated
Total Acres
South Yuba River, Bear River, North Fork American River, and Sacramento River basins.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
2310-2020-12-18-SWRCB-NOI ISMND_signed   PDF 382 K Drum ISMND_with_appendices   PDF 14335 K Summary_Form_Drum   PDF 591 K
NOC drum for NOI and draft ismnd-signed   PDF 311 K

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