Kaweah Hydroelectric Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Kaweah Hydroelectric Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Residential, Commercial, Agriculture, Public/Institutional, Industrial, and Open Space/Wilderness
Document Description
Southern California Edison Company's Proposed Project is located on the Kaweah and East Fork Kaweah rivers near the community of Three Rivers in Tulare County, California. The Proposed Project encompasses 314.82 acres, including 171.29 acres of public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and 143.53 acres of SCE-owned or private land. The Proposed Project is a hydroelectric project that consists of continued operations of three developments: Kaweah No. 1, Kaweah No. 2, and Kaweah No. 3. The Proposed Project has a limited storage capacity of 11.93 acre-feet [ac-ft] with a dependable generating capacity of 8.85 megawatts (MW). Water captured at diversion structures (Kaweah No. 1 Diversion Dam, Middle Fork Diversion Dam (non-Proposed Project facility), and Kaweah No. 2 Diversion Dam) is transported through connecting flowlines and penstocks to each powerhouse (Kaweah No. 1 Powerhouse, Kaweah No. 2 Powerhouse, and Kaweah No. 3 Powerhouse) and then returned to the Kaweah River through each powerhouse’s tailrace.

Contact Information

Chase Hildeburn
Agency Name
Water Resource Control Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Sierra Drive and Deer Canyon Rd
Total Acres
State Highways
Kaweah River and East Fork Kaweah River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Power:Hydroelectric (Kaweah Hydroelectric Project)(Megawatts 8.85)
Local Actions
water quality certification
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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