Merced River Hydroelectric Project and Merced Falls Hydroelectric Project, FERC Relicensing


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
Merced River Hydroelectric Project and Merced Falls Hydroelectric Project, FERC Relicensing
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Irrigation District, Recreational
Document Description
Merced ID would: • Continue to operate, maintain, and manage the existing Merced River Project facilities. • Remove from licensed facilities, but retain in operation outside the license, the minor facilities associated with the delivery of water to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. All of the minor facilities are located on private land or land owned by Merced ID. • Construct new recreation facilities at all of the existing Project recreation areas (i.e., Recreation areas – McClure Point, Barrett Cove, Horseshoe Bend, Bagby, and McSwain recreation areas). The majority of the new recreation facilities would be on private land or land owned by Merced ID. • Make minor modifications to the existing FERC Project Boundary. • Implement the other terms and conditions in the new license.

Contact Information

Bryan Kelly, Deputy General Manager, at 744 W. 20th Street, Merc
Agency Name
Merced Irrigation District
Job Title
Deputy General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Mariposa, Merced
Northern California
Lake McClure, Lake McSwain, lower Merced River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Power:Hydroelectric (Relicense)(Megawatts 103.5)
Local Actions
FERC license renewal
Project Issues
Air Quality, Growth Inducement, Noise, Tribal Cultural Resources


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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