Hydropower relicensing projects

Eighty percent of California's hydropower dams are regulated through 30-50 year licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Half of those facilities are scheduled to be relicensed in the next 15 years, presenting a rare opportunity for Californians to upgrade project operations and design to reduce impacts to our rivers, and restore fish and wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities.

CHRC has compiled a number of resources to promote and assist public participation in the relicensing process.

To view details, click project names.

License expires River
2036-07-31 29 Mile Creek : P-7931 Unn Str
2021-01-31 Ace Ranch : P-10852 West Fk Carson R
2033-08-31 Angels : P-2699 Angels Cr
2035-08-31 Arbuckle Mt : P-7178 M Fk Cottonwood Cr
2018-12-31 Azusa : P-1250 San Gabriel R
2036-04-30 Baker Creek : P-4627 Baker Cr
2026-04-30 Balch : P-175 N Fk Kings R
2026-07-31 Battle Creek : P-1121 Battle Cr
2009-02-28 Big Creek No 3 : P-120 San Joaquin R
2039-11-30 Big Creek No 4 : P-2017 San Joaquin R
2009-02-28 Big Creek No.1 & No.2 : P-2175 Big Cr
2009-02-28 Big Creek Nos 2A,8 & Eastwood : P-67 Big Cr
2024-06-30 Bishop Creek : P-1394 Bishop Cr
2033-04-30 Black Butte : P-3190 Stony Cr
2005-02-28 Borel : P-382 Kern R
2018-12-31 Bucks Creek : P-619 N Fk Feather R
2022-01-31 California Aqueduct : P-2426 W Br Ca Aque(Piru Cr)
2032-11-30 Camp Creek : P-6120 Camp Cr
2021-06-30 Camp Far West : P-2997 Bear R
2064-06-30 Chili Bar : P-2155 S Fk American R
2009-12-31 Cinnamon Ranch : P-6885 Ditch(Middle Cr) Birch Cr
2025-07-31 Columbia Water Supply : P-11322 Columbia Dth(S Fk Stanislaus R)
2030-04-30 Cornwell : P-2987 Trib To Merrill Cr
2043-09-30 Crane Valley : P-1354 Willow Cr
2009-10-11 De Sabla : P-803 Butte Cr
2038-08-31 Deadwood Creek : P-6780 Deadwood Cr
2046-01-31 Donnells & Beardsley : P-2005 M Fk Stanislaus R
2013-04-30 Drum-Spaulding : P-2310 Drum Cnl(Bear R)
2064-05-31 Eagle Mountain : P-13123 Closed Loop Pumped Storage
2002-02-23 El Dorado : P-184 S Fk American R
Escondido : P-176 San Luis Rey R
2010-04-30 Fire Mountain : P-1992 Fern Springs Cr
2032-08-31 Fishwater Release : P-11068 San Joaquin R
2036-11-30 Five Bears : P-6281 Ward Cr
2036-11-30 Forks Of Butte : P-6896 Butte Cr
2032-08-31 Friant : P-2892 San Joaquin R
2039-01-31 Graeagle Golf Course : P-10505 Frazier Cr
2037-02-28 Grasshopper Flat : P-9029 Nelson Cr
2041-02-28 Haas-Kings River : P-1988 N Fk Kings R
2032-10-31 Hat Creek : P-2661 Hat Cr
2035-04-30 Hatchet Creek : P-5931 Hatchet Cr
2026-04-30 Helms : P-2735 N Fk Kings R
2034-06-30 High Line Canal : P-7252 Highline Cnl(Stony Cr)
2038-04-30 Isabella : P-8377 Kern R
2035-07-31 Kanaka : P-7242 Sucker Run Cr
2021-12-31 Kaweah : P-298 M Fk Kaweah R
2036-08-31 Kekawaka Creek : P-7120 Kekawaka Cr
2022-11-30 Kerckhoff : P-96 San Joaquin R
2005-04-30 Kern Canyon : P-178 Kern R
2028-05-31 Kern River No 1 : P-1930 Kern R
2026-11-30 Kern River No 3 : P-2290 N Fk Kern R
2007-03-27 Kilarc - Cow Creek : P-606 S Cow Cr
2037-06-30 Kings River Siphon : P-9399 Friant-Kern Cnl(San Joaquin R)
2032-03-31 Lake Mendocino : P-2841 E Fk Russian R
Landis-Harde : P-8722 Perry Cr
2027-01-31 Lee Vining : P-1388 Lee Vining Cr
2038-04-30 Lost Creek Hydroelectric No 1 : P-3863 Lost Cr
2037-04-30 Lost Creek No 2 : P-5130 Lost Cr
2031-03-31 Lower Mokelumne River : P-2916 Mokelumne R
2034-08-31 Lower Tule : P-372 M Fk Tule R
2029-02-28 Lundy : P-1390 Mill Cr
2033-05-31 Lytle Creek : P-1932 Lytle Cr
2032-05-31 Madera Canal : P-2958 Madera Cnl(San Joaquin R)
2033-08-31 Madera Canal : P-5765 Madera Cnl(Fresno R)
2007-11-30 Mammoth Pool : P-2085 San Joaquin R
2011-07-31 Mccloud-Pit : P-2106 Mccloud R
2014-02-28 Mcswain & New Exchequer : P-2179 Merced R
2014-02-28 Merced Falls : P-2467 Merced R
2013-02-28 Middle Fork American River : P-2079 M Fk American R
2035-05-31 Mill And Sulphur Creeks : P-6154 Sulphur Cr
2033-06-30 Mill Creek Nos. 2 & 3 : P-1934 Mill Cr
2031-09-30 Mokelumne River : P-137 N Fk Mokelumne R
2030-12-31 Monticello : P-2780 Putah Cr
2036-11-30 Muck Valley : P-8296 Pit R
2023-01-31 Narrows : P-1403 Yuba R
2016-04-30 New Don Pedro : P-2299 Tuolumne R
2032-10-31 New Hogan : P-2903 Calaveras R
2032-01-31 North Fork Stanislaus River : P-2409 Highland Cr
2037-03-31 Olsen : P-8361 Old Cow Cr
2007-01-31 Oroville : P-2100 Feather River
2022-08-31 Phoenix : P-1061 S Fk Stanislaus R
2029-08-31 Pine Flat : P-2741 Kings R
2047-07-01 Pit 3, 4, & 5 : P-233 Pit R
2043-02-28 Pit No 1 : P-2687 Pit R
2003-09-30 Poe : P-2107 N Fk Feather R
2035-05-31 Ponderosa/Bailey : P-8357 Bailey Cr
2005-03-31 Portal : P-2174 Rancheria Cr
2022-04-14 Potter Valley : P-77 Eel R
2022-04-14 Power Canal : P-8936 Ph Discharge Cnl(Potter Valley #77)
2033-08-31 Rio Bravo : P-4129 Kern R
2034-11-30 Roaring Creek : P-7282 Roaring Cr
2033-03-31 Rock Creek : P-3189 Rock Cr
2034-09-30 Rock Creek-Cresta : P-1962 NF Feather R
2027-01-31 Rush Creek : P-1389 Rush Cr
2003-04-26 San Gorgonio : P-344 San Gorgonio Cr
2033-08-31 Sand Bar : P-2975 M Fk Stanislaus R
2033-06-30 Santa Ana No 1 & 2 : P-1933 Santa Ana R
2048-08-31 Santa Felicia : P-2153 Piru Cr
2009-03-31 South Fork : P-2088 S Fk Feather R
2047-03-31 Stanislaus-Spring Gap : P-2130 M Fk and S Fk Stanislaus R
2032-07-31 Stony Gorge : P-3193 Stony Cr
2033-07-31 Success : P-3038 Tule R
2036-07-31 Terminus : P-3947 Kaweah R
2040-12-31 Three Forks : P-10882 Bluford Cr
2037-12-31 Tinnemaha & Red Mountain Creeks : P-6188 Tinemaha Cr
2033-07-31 Tule River : P-1333 N Fk M Fk Tule R
2004-12-31 Tulloch : P-2067 Stanislaus R
2042-06-30 Tungstar : P-7267 Pine Cr(Morgan Cr)
2064-06-30 Upper American River : P-2101 SF Upper American River, Rubicon River, Silver Creek
2004-10-31 Upper North Fork Feather River : P-2105 N Fk Feather R
2033-08-31 Upper Utica Reservoir : P-11563 Duck Cr(N Fk Stanislaus R)
2033-08-31 Utica : P-2019 Mill & Angels Creek
2003-08-31 Vermillion Valley : P-2086 Mono Cr
2034-11-30 Warm Springs : P-3351 Dry Cr
2033-02-28 Whiskeytown : P-2888 Clear Cr
2013-04-30 Yuba River : P-2246 N Yuba R
2013-04-30 Yuba-Bear : P-2266 Bear R