Nelson Creek Hydropower Repair Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Nelson Creek Hydropower Repair Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will repair erosion that has occurred at the toe of East Fork Nelson Creek diversion dam and install rebar anchors and gabion structures underneath the toe of the diversion dam. Additionally, the Project includes backfilling the void behind the gabion structures with concrete. The Project will prevent future erosion of the diversion dam toe on East Fork Nelson Creek.

Contact Information

Andrea Sellers
Agency Name
California State Water Resources Control Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Big Bend - 3 miles northeast
Other Location Info
Nelson Creek hydropower facility is located on East Nelson Creek, approximately 3 miles northeast of the city of Big Bend, 16 miles northwest of Burney, and 24 miles southeast of Castella.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Existing Facilities, tit. 23, § 15301; and Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land, tit. 23, § 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project activities consist of maintenance and minor alterations of existing facilities which are used to provide electric power and restoration of deteriorated structures to meet current standards of public safety.


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