Camp Far West Hydroelectric Relicensing Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021100570
Lead Agency
South Sutter Water District
Document Title
Camp Far West Hydroelectric Relicensing Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
The Proposed Project is located in a rural area along the Bear River used predominately for natural space, recreation, and agriculture.
Document Description
The SSWD owns and operates the Camp Far West Hydroelectric Project. SSWD is seeking a new license from FERC with a term of 50 years to continue operating the Camp Far West Hydroelectric Project. As part of the proposed approval of the new FERC license, SSWD is proposing five project components: Modify the FERC Project boundary; Implement a new flow regime; Implement environmental measures; increase the height of the Camp Far West Spillway by 5 feet to raise the maximum reservoir elevation of the Camp Far West Reservoir; and Rehabilitate, replace, and relocate recreation features.

Contact Information

Name
Brad Arnold
Agency Name
South Sutter Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Wheatland
Counties
Nevada, Placer, Yuba
Regions
Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Camp Far West Road and McCourtney Road
Zip
Multiple
Total Acres
2863.7
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
None
Railways
None
Airports
None
Schools
None
Waterways
Bear River, Rock Creek, Little Wolf Creek
Township
Multip
Range
Multip
Section
Multip
Base
NA
Other Location Info
The Proposed Project is located along the Bear River 6.5 miles east of the City of Wheatland.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Power:Hydroelectric (Dam)(Megawatts 6.8)
Local Actions
FERC Relicensing
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Recreation
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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