Big Creek Dam No. 7 Fishwater Generator Room Repairs Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Big Creek Dam No. 7 Fishwater Generator Room Repairs Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project is to address aging equipment/damage to the Generator Room resulting from flooding. The Project is located at Big Creek Dam No. 7 which is part of SCE's Big Creek No. 4 Hydroelectric Project (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Project No. 2017). The Project consists of: (1) drawdown of the tailwater pool near the base of Big Creek Dam No. 7; (2) water diversion around the work area from the Redinger Lake to the San Joaquin River approximately 300 feet downstream of Big Creek Dam No. 7; (3) removing/replacing damaged and end-of-service-life equipment inside the Generator Room; and (4) replacing and relocating the electric panels currently located in the Generator Room to a different room in Big Creek Dam No. 7 above the flood high water mark.

Contact Information

Eric Bradbury
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


North Fork
Fresno, Madera
Southern California
Cross Streets
55 miles northeast of Fresno on Redinger Lake Road, at base of Big Creek Dam No. 7

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 (Existing Facilities), Class 2 (Replacement or Reconstruction), and Class 4 (Minor Alterations to Land)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1: Project activities include minor alterations to existing facilities with no expansion of use. Class 2: Project involves replacement of existing equipment release facilities. Class 4: Project involves minor alteration to land for temporary release structure.


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