Chili Bar Project, South Fork American River, California

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Hydropower Reform Coalition, River Management Society


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License SummariesPacificPublished   3/1/2015

The Chili Bar Project, under license to Pacific Gas & Electric Company (G&E) consists of a single dam near the town of Placerville on the South Fork American River downstream from the Upper American River Project (P-2101). It occupies federal land administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. Due to its proximity to the Upper American River Project under license to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and also undergoing re-licensing, both projects were the subject of collaborative proceeding and settlement negotiations.

The 19 signatories to the Settlement are: American Whitewater, American River Recreation Association, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Fish and Wildlife, California Outdoors, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, Camp Lotus, Foothill Conservancy, U. S. Forest Service (Forest Service), Friends of the River, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior), U.S. National Park Service, PG&E, Rich Platt, Hilde Schweitzer, Theresa Simsiman, and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

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