Lower Feeley Dam Crest Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Document Title
Lower Feeley Dam Crest Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
PG&E is proposing to restore the Lower Feeley Dam crest to its original design elevation. PG&E owns and operates Lower Feeley Dam and Reservoir as part of the Upper Drum-Spaulding Hydroelectric Project, Federal Regulatory Commission Project No. 2310. The Project involves: 1) restoring the dam crest to its original elevation of 6,936.0 ft; 2) armoring the upstream slope of the dam by adding rock slope protection; 3) constructing a concrete channel underneath the low-level outlet operator and air vent.

Contact Information

James Kyle Noss
Agency Name
State Water Resource Control Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
USFS Route 17-006
Fall Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, CCR, Section 15301; Class 2, CCR, Section 15302; Class 4, CCR Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The Project proposes to restore the Lower Feeley Dam to its original crest height. The Project also includes armoring the upstream toe and adding a concrete channel below the low-level outlet and air vent. The State Water Board determined that the Project is categorically exempt from CEQA under Class 1, Existing Facilities (Cal. Code Regs, tit. 14, § 15301), Class 2, Replacement or Reconstruction (Cal. Code Regs, tit. 14, § 15302), and Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land (Cal. Code Regs, tit. 14, § 15304).


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