Potter Valley : P-77

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Summary

  • P-77
  • Eel R
  • California
  • CA
  • 9.40 MW

License

  • 10-04-1983
  • 04-14-2022
  • PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO

Description

FERC issued a 50-year license for this project in October 1983 but backdated to 1972. 

Potter Valley is a storage and diversion project that serves as an interbasin transfer system, diverting water from the Upper Eel River into the East Branch Russian River. 

The project is coming up for relicensing as its license expires in 2022.

Milestones

FERC denies Friends of the Eel River petition to reopen record of proceedings involving how PG&E must operate the Potter Valley 11-23-2004
Final license issued 10-04-1972

Issues

Fishery values: No fish passage at Scott damThreatened/endangered: Coho and Chinook salmon, and steelhead are listed as threatened.Other values: NOAA has found flows prescribed by the 1983 license and proposed alternatives to cause jeopardy to listed fish.