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Ted Craddock, DWR 2014 NWHA Conference Oroville Facilities FERC Project No. 2100.

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1 Ted Craddock, DWR 2014 NWHA Conference Oroville Facilities FERC Project No. 2100

2 State Water Project Overview Serves 25 Million Californians and 750,000 Acres of Farmland Serves 25 Million Californians and 750,000 Acres of Farmland Includes: - 33 Storage Facilities - 20 Pumping Plants - 4 Pumping-generating Plants - 5 Hydropower Plants miles Canals & Pipelines Includes: - 33 Storage Facilities - 20 Pumping Plants - 4 Pumping-generating Plants - 5 Hydropower Plants miles Canals & Pipelines California’s fourth largest energy producer hydropower California’s fourth largest energy producer hydropower Other benefits include: - flood control - recreation - Delta salinity control - environmental benefits - power grid stability Other benefits include: - flood control - recreation - Delta salinity control - environmental benefits - power grid stability

3 State Water Project FERC Licenses Oroville Facilities Oroville Facilities FERC Project No FERC Project No MW Capacity 762 MW Capacity South SWP Hydropower FERC Project No South SWP Hydropower FERC Project No ,679 MW Capacity 1,679 MW Capacity  DWR: 404 MW  LADWP: 1,275MW  LADWP: 1,275 MW Pine Flat Transmission Line FERC Project No Pine Flat Transmission Line FERC Project No. 2876

4 Oroville Facilities Power Developments Feather River

5 Oroville Facilities FERC Licensing Original FERC License Period Original FERC License Period February 1, 1957 to January 31, 2007February 1, 1957 to January 31, Relicensing Settlement Agreement 2006 Relicensing Settlement Agreement Proposed 50-year Term with License Conditions and Settlement Articles: Proposed 50-year Term with License Conditions and Settlement Articles: EnvironmentEnvironment Cultural ResourcesCultural Resources RecreationRecreation Land Use and ManagementLand Use and Management Local ProjectsLocal Projects DWR Preparing for FERC License Issuance DWR Preparing for FERC License Issuance Performing Early Implementation Activities Performing Early Implementation Activities

6 Oroville Facilities Habitat Improvement Plan

7 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.

8 Oroville Facilities LFRHIP Process Develop (Update) Plan Consult Ecological Committee FERC Review and Approval Implement Monitor - Physical Elements - Biological Response Annual Reports 5-Year Assessments and Reporting

9 Oroville Facilities LFRHIP Integration Develop (Update) Plan Consult Ecological Committee FERC Review and Approval Implement Monitor - Physical Elements - Biological Response Annual Reports 5-Year Assessments and Reporting

10 Oroville Facilities Early Implementation Spawning Gravels Install 8,300 cy gravel in Feather RiverInstall 8,300 cy gravel in Feather River Monitor salmonid/steelhead useMonitor salmonid/steelhead use Assess substrate permeability in spawning areasAssess substrate permeability in spawning areas Evaluate effectiveness in improving spawning habitatEvaluate effectiveness in improving spawning habitat Results support proposed spawning gravel PM&EResults support proposed spawning gravel PM&E

11 Oroville Facilities FERC Project No Thank you


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