Kaweah Hydroelectric Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021030613
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Kaweah Hydroelectric Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
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
Water Resource Control Engineer
Lead/Public Agency
1001 I street
Sacramento, CA 95812

Phone : (916) 818-5007
chase.hildeburn@waterboards.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
36°27'54"N 118°51'41"W
Cities
Visalia
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Sierra Drive and Deer Canyon Rd
Zip
93271
Total Acres
314.82
State Highways
198
Waterways
Kaweah River and East Fork Kaweah River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Hydroelectric (Kaweah Hydroelectric Project)(Megawatts 8.85)
Local Action
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
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

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
2021   PDF 12851 K Kaweah NOI ISMND_signed   PDF 313 K Summary_Form   PDF 579 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Kaweah_NOC_final_signed   PDF 313 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021030613_DTSC Comment   PDF 201 K

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