Ted Craddock

Report
Oroville Facilities
FERC Project No. 2100
Ted Craddock, DWR
2014 NWHA Conference
State Water Project
Overview
• Serves 25 Million Californians
and 750,000 Acres of Farmland
• Includes:
- 33 Storage Facilities
- 20 Pumping Plants
- 4 Pumping-generating Plants
- 5 Hydropower Plants
- 700 miles Canals & Pipelines
• California’s fourth largest
energy producer hydropower
• Other benefits include:
- flood control
- recreation
- Delta salinity control
- environmental benefits
- power grid stability
State Water Project
FERC Licenses
• Oroville Facilities
FERC Project No. 2100
762 MW Capacity
• South SWP Hydropower
FERC Project No. 2426
1,679 MW Capacity
 DWR: 404 MW
 LADWP: 1,275 MW
• Pine Flat Transmission
Line FERC Project No.
2876
Oroville Facilities
Power Developments
Feather River
Oroville Facilities
FERC Licensing
• Original FERC License Period
• February 1, 1957 to January 31, 2007
• 2006 Relicensing Settlement Agreement
• Proposed 50-year Term with License
Conditions and Settlement Articles:
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Environment
Cultural Resources
Recreation
Land Use and Management
Local Projects
• DWR Preparing for FERC License Issuance
• Performing Early Implementation Activities
Oroville Facilities
Habitat Improvement Plan
Oroville Facilities
LFRHIP Components
1. Spawning Gravels
2. Channel Improvements
3. Structural Habitat
4. Fish Weir
5. Riparian and Floodplain
6. Hatchery Improvements
7. Water Quality Monitoring
8. Oroville Wildlife Area
9. Instream Flow and Temps.
Oroville Facilities
LFRHIP Process
5-Year
Assessments
and
Reporting
Develop
(Update)
Plan
Consult
Ecological
Committee
Annual
Reports
FERC Review
and Approval
Monitor
- Physical
Elements
-
Biological
Response
Implement
Oroville Facilities
LFRHIP Integration
5-Year
Assessments
and
Reporting
Develop
(Update)
Plan
Consult
Ecological
Committee
Annual
Reports
FERC Review
and Approval
Monitor
- Physical
Elements
-
Biological
Response
Implement
Oroville Facilities
Early Implementation
Spawning Gravels
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Install 8,300 cy gravel in Feather River
Monitor salmonid/steelhead use
Assess substrate permeability in spawning areas
Evaluate effectiveness in improving spawning habitat
Results support proposed spawning gravel PM&E
Oroville Facilities
FERC Project No. 2100
Thank you

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