'Whereas the incorporators and shareholders of said Orland Unit Water Users' Association are, and under the provisions of its articles of incorporation and by-laws must be, owners and occupants of lands in said area, and in some cases are appropriators of water for the irrigation thereof, and in addition thereto such incorporators and shareholders and their successors or assigns must initiate rights to the use of water from the said proposed irrigation works, to be constructed by the Secretary of the Interior as soon as such rights may be initiated, and thereafter complete the acquisition thereof in the manner and upon the terms and conditions to be prescribed therefor by the Secretary of the Interior, which rights shall be, and thereafter continue to be, forever appurtenant to designated lands owned by such shareholders;'As of 12/31/1949 "$1,199,496 had been repaid by the Association members on the construction cost and $1,175,134 remained to be paid to liquidate the then existing repayment contracts."
APPLICATION PROTESTANT DATE PROTEST BASIS OF PROTEST CURRENT STATUS/COMMENTS RECEIVED Black Butte A26379 (S.C.) 1) OUWUA 10/22/1980 Vested Rights Jurisdiction, Answered by S.C. 07/17/1981; Noticed Public Interest, Law, Litigation by Orland pending 04/30/1981 Environment 2) GCID 05/27/1981 Vested Rights (Angle) Answered by S.C. 07/13/1981 G.C. negotiating per 8/06/1981 note A26658 (Orland) 1) NCCFFC 09/28/1981 Public Interest & Answered by Orland Noticed (Fly fishers) Environ. (Screen 09/28/1981; not 09/18/1981 [where is?] outlet) yet resolved. - - - Stony Gorge A26378 (S.C.) 1) OUWUA 11/22/1980 Vested rights, Jurisdiction, Answered by S.C.07/17/1981 Noticed Public Interest, Law, Litigation by Orland 04/30/1981 Environ. pending 2) GCID 05/27/1981 Vested Rights (Angle) Answered by S.C.07/13/1981; GC negotiating per 08/06/1981 note 3) USBR (by 06/29/1981 Rejected, not authorized See memo from Orland as as USBR agent [but maybe USBR dated Agent) by Angle Decree? ] 07/23/1981 A26659 (Orland) 1) NCCFFC 09/28/1981 Public Interst & Environ. Protest Withdrawn Noticed (Fly (Minimum Fish releases) 01/12/1982 09/18/1981 Fishers) - - - East Park A26745 (S.C.) 1) OUWUA 06/30/1981 Vested Rights (Angle via Accepted 03/25/1982 Noticed USBR) 06/05/1981 2) SCWD 07/17/1981 Vested Rights (A25261) Accepted 03/26/1982 (Jessie Public Interest, Environ. Westcamp) 3) CDFG 07/13/1981 Public Interest, Environ. Withdrawn 11/17/1981 4) Francis & 08/04/1981 Public Interest, Environ. Answered by SC 09/29/1981 Marie Graham Answer rejected 10/27/1981 Protest accepted 03/26/1982 5) Suzanne 08/04/1981 Public Interest, Environ. Answered by S.C. 09/29/1981 Graham & Answer rejected 10/30/1981 Donald Bafus Protest accepted 03/26/1982 6) Kathryn 08/13/1981 Public Interest, Environ. Rejected 03/26/1982 Scheer Received after deadline A266825 (Orland) 1) Francis 02/24/1982 Public Interest Noticed & Marie 01/22/1982 Graham 2) Phil 03/10/1982 Public Interest, Environ. Shimmel 3) County of 03/25/1982 Public Interest, Environ. Colusa
'The operation of Project No. 3193 shall not interfere with the use, storage, or discharge of waters from the United States Bureau of Reclamation's Stony Gorge dam and shall be secondary and subordinate to the primary functions of that dam and reservoir.'- As to the 'compatibility' of the irrigation operations with the City's hydroelectric operations, reference is hereby made to Article 36 of said Order which reads as follows:
'The design, specifications, construction and the operation of those facilities that will be an integral part of or could affect the structural integrity of Stony Gorge dam shall be done in consultation with and subject to the review and approval of the regional director, [page 5] Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Sacramento, California. USBR approval must be received prior to the initiation of construction. Licensee shall also coordinate its construction activities with the USBR in order that the USBR may maintain operational and safety control of Stony Gorge dam. The Commission reserves the right to resolve any disagreement between the licensee and the USBR in these regards.' (emphasis added)- To date, the City of Santa Clara has entered into discussions with the Bureau of Reclamation on the appropriate means to implement these federal license conditions. The City has been advised that a contract will be prepared by the USBR, and will be either a three party contract (including the" OUWUA ") or will supplement the existing operation and maintenance agreement with the" OUWUA ". At this time, no initial draft of said agreement has been received by the City of Santa Clara.
Stony Gorge 0 - 8 million kWh: 0.25 mills/kWh or $2,000 for the block 8 - 12 million kWh: 1.5 mills/kWh or $6,000 for the block 12 - 16 million kWh: 2.0 mills/kWh or $8,000 for the block Energy over 16 million kWh: 3.0 mills/kWh Black Butte 0 - 10 million kWh: 0.25 mills/kWh or $2,500 for the block 10 - 15 million kWh: 1-0 [sic] mills/kWh or $5,000 for the block 15 - 20 million kWh: 1.5 mills/kWh or $8,500 for the block Energy over 20 million kWh: 2.25 mills/kWh
Stony Gorge East Park Powerplant Powerplant ----------- ---------- Construction cost $3,775,000 $2,780,000 Interest during construction 269,000 198,000 ---------- ---------- Capital cost $4,044,000 $2,978,000
Annual equivalent capital cost $288,000 $212,000 Annual equivalent OM & R costs 95,000 77,000 ---------- ---------- Total annual equivalent project cost $383,000 $289,000
Annual benefits $694,000 $181,000 Annual equivalent costs $383,000 $289,000 Benefit-cost ratio 1.81:1.00 0.63:1.00
A. Capital cost (new funds) $4,044,000 $2,978,000 Price level January 1980 1. Powerplant 3,400,000 2,500,000 2. Switchyard 290,000 180,000 3. Transmission line 85,000 100,000 4. Interest during construction 269,000 198,000 ---------- ---------- Total Capital cost $4,044,000 $2,978,000 ========== ==========
Epiccentral distance from dam ----------------------------- Focal Causative structure MCE Stony Gorge East Park depth (M) (mi) (mi) (mi) Franciscan block 6.0 5 3 6 Willows Fault 6.0 20 20 6 Battle Creek Fault 6.9 35 45 6 Maacama-Lake Mountain fault zone 7.2 40 40 6 Sierra Foothills Fault zone 6.5 50 50 6 San Andreas Fault 8.5 70 65 6
Stony Gorge East Park Powerplant Powerplant ----------- ---------- Construction costs $3,775,000 $2,780,000 Interest during construction at 8 percent 302,000 222,000 ---------- ---------- Capital cost $4,077,000 $3,002,000 Amortization of project investment-- 50 years at 8 percent interest $333,000 $245,000 Annual OM & R costs--50 years at 8 percent 94,000 77,000 ---------- ---------- Total annual costs to be repaid $427,000 $322,000
Table E-4 Natural Flows at Black Butte Dam Site Maximum Minimum Mean Drainage area: 741 sq. miles Period of record; 1904-56 Instantaneous flow, c.f.s. 60,000 0 580 Instantaneous flow, c.f.s./sq.mi. 81 0 0.78 Annual flow, acre-feet 1,420,000 37,600 419,000 Annual flow, inches 36 0.9 11 November-April flow, acre-feet 1,320,000 34,000 368,000 November-April flow, inches 33 0.8 9 [p.] E-10 Table E-5 Estimated Natural Flood Peaks and Volumes at Black Butte Dam Site Date of peak Peak flow (c.f.s.) 3-day volume (ac-ft) February 2, 1909 50,000 122,000 February 2, 1915 51,000 134,000 May 11, 1915 30,000 94,000 December 11, 1937 60,000 102,000 February 28, 1940 47,000 145,000 March 1, 1941 39,000 148,000 December 22, 1955 29,000 95,000 February 24, 1958 50,000 100,000 December 23, 1964 53,000 161,000 January 24, 1970 38,000 111,000 [p.] E-11
Table E-6 Fish Species of the Stony Creek Drainage Anadromous Fishes Pacific Lamprey Lampetra tridentata King (chinook) Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Steelhead Rainbow Trout Salmo gairdneri [not "t. mykiss?"] Resident Fishes Threadfin Shad Dorosoma petenense Rainbow Trout Salmo gairdneri Silver (Coho) Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch Hitch Lavinia exilicauda California Roach Hesperoleucus symmetricus Sacramento Blackfish Othodon microlepidotus Hardhead Mylopharodon conocephalus Sacramento Squawfish Ptychocheilus grandis Speckled Dace Rhinichthys osculus Golden Shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas Goldfish Carassius auratus Carp Caprinus carpio Sacramento Sucker Catostomus occidentalis Black Bullhead Ictalurus melas Brown Bullhead Ictalurus nebulosus White Catfish Ictalurus catus Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus Blue Catfish Ictalurus furcatus Mosquitofish Gambusia affinis Threespine Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus Striped Bass Morone saxatilis Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Redear Sunfish Lepomis microlophus Green Sunfish Lepomis cyanellus White Crappie Pomoxis annularis Black Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides Smallmouth Bass Micropterus dolomieui Tule Perch Hysterocarpus traski Sculpin Cottus sp. [p.] E-11
The California Department of Fish and Game has identified the potential for restoration and enhancement of that portion of Stony Creek below Black Butte Dam to establish anadromous fish spawning grounds.
Although there is no good record of the extent of king salmon spawning runs in Stony Creek in its natural state, it is believed that hundreds of salmon may have utilized the stream (Puckett, 1969). With the construction of East Park Dam in 1910 and Stony Gorge Dam in 1928 and the downstream water diversions for the Orland Project and the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, anadromous fishery values in Stony Creek were essentially lost. In particular, the diversion dam of the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District just three miles above the mouth of Stony Creek completely cuts off flow into the Sacramento River from April until heavy winter storm runoff breaches this barrier, usually in December. This prevents most fall-run king salmon from ascending Stony Creek, since the main run is usually over by the time the dam is washed out.
At present, Stony Creek is of little, if any, value as salmon spawning habitat. The completion of Black Butte Dam in 1964 means that even the few salmon that may occasionally enter Stony Creek would be restricted to spawning gravels below the dam. An additional problem is created by the unscreened diversions for the Orland Project and the Colusa-Glenn [sic] Canal, which result in the loss of young salmon on their downstream migration.
[p. E-42] The potential for enhancement of Stony Creek as salmon spawning and nursery habitat was discussed in a California Department of Fish and Game report (Puckett, 1969). Analysis of streambed gravels indicated that only the two miles of Stony Creek immediately below Black Butte Dam contained acceptable spawning material. The remainder of Stony Creek would be unusable because of excessive fine materials and gravel compaction. Habitat enhancement would require large instream flows because the stream channel is quite wide below Black Butte Dam and its bed is highly permeable. Releases of at least 200 cfs would be needed for adequate transport of upstream migrating salmon. No usable spawning areas would be avaialble at flows below 400 cfs. The highest measured streamflow during the study was 755 cfs; it covered only 33 percent of the available spawning area. Streamflows above this level would provide increased spawning material. However, it was concluded that summer water temperatures would be too warm for salmonid nursery habitat even with bottom releases from Black Butte Lake. Other potentially limiting factors were felt to be turbidity and encroachment of riparian vegetation.
Thus, it appears that the potential for anadromous fishery enhancement in Stony Creek is severely limited. Even if the problem of access for fall-run salmon across the Glenn-Colusa diversion dam could be solved, there is not a great deal of suitable spawning gravel. The releases necessary to make even this small amount of habitat available for reproduction are simply too large to be physically maintained, given the storage capacity of Black Butte Lake. Finally, high summer water temperatures and other adverse factors would make this stretch of Stony Creek unsuitable for nursery habitat."
TABLE F-1A PROBABLE SEISMIC EVENTS FOR BLACK BUTTE HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT Distance Most Maximum Maximum Earthquake from Recent Credible Probable Source Project Displacement Earthquake Earthquake __________ ________ ____________ __________ __________ Stony Creek fault 12 mi. 30,000-130,000 yr. 6.5 4.0 (4) Willows fault 14 mi. Historic (1972)(?) 6.0 5.0 (4) Battle Creek fault 9 mi. 150,000 yr. 6.9 5.5 (1,4) Maacama fault 52 mi. Holocene 7.2 5.2 (1,3) Foothills fault system 48 mi. Historic (1975) 6.5 5.7 (2) San Andreas fault 80 mi. Historic (1906) 8.5 8.3 (2) 1. Mark & Bonilla, 1977 2. DWR, 1979 3. Toppazada and Cramer, 1978 4. Earth Sciences Associates 1980