Mid-Pacific Region Sacramento, Calif. Media Contact: Pete Lucero
Released On: August 29, 2011 Reclamation
Releases Environmental Documents for Klamath Irrigation District
The Bureau of Reclamation today released for public review the
draft environmental documents for the Klamath Irrigation
District's hydroelectric project. The project would involve
Reclamation issuing a lease to the Klamath Irrigation District
to install a hydroelectric power generating facility on the
Klamath Projectís C-Canal. This project promotes the development
of clean and renewable energy sources for public use. The Draft
Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant
Impact (Draft EA/FONSI) propose to grant a Lease of Power
Privilege (LOPP) to the Klamath Irrigation District (District)
for development of the hydroelectric facility. A LOPP is a
congressionally authorized alternative to the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission licensing for hydroelectric power
development. This LOPP grants the District the right to use,
consistent with Klamath Project purposes, water or facilities
for non-federal electric power generation and sale by the
The hydroelectric plant would consist of an intake structure,
forebay, a powerhouse containing generating equipment, and a
150-foot transmission line. The initial anticipated maximum
water flow is 550 cubic feet per second (cfs), but a turbine
with a 700-cfs hydraulic capacity would be installed to
accommodate increased flow in the future.
The Draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National
Environmental Policy Act and are available for public review and
comment. The documents may be viewed online athttp://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=8141.
If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call
916-978-5100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments on the Draft EA/FONSI are due by close of
business Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, and should be sent to Jennie
Land, Bureau of Reclamation, 6600 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls,
OR, 97603. Comments may also be faxed to 541-884-9053 or
e-mailed to email@example.com.
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