Kern Canyon : P-178
- Kern R
- 11.48 MW
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- PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO
The Kern Canyon Hydroelectric Project (P-178) is located in Kern County, CA on the main stem of the Kern River, approximately 10 miles northeast of the city of Bakersfield. Owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the project has installed capacity of 11.48 megawatts (MW) and occupies approximately 11.26 acres of federal land within the Sequoia National Fores
Type of proceeding: TLP
Recreational values: class VI whitewater
Other values: Project is currently operating on an annual license. Project located approximately 45 river miles downstream of SCE's Borel project.
|Final 4(e) conditions filed.||11-30-2006|
|FERC issues Final EA||09-27-2005|
|Forest Service issues 4(e) conditions||05-20-2005|
|EA comments due to FERC||05-20-2005|
|FERC filed joint EA for Kern Canyon and Borel (#382) projects||03-22-2005|
|License application filed||08-26-2003|
Well-known for its abundant recreation opportunities, the Kern River is a popular year-round destination for fly-fishing and whitewater kayaking. In addition to its recreational value, the Kern watershed is the native range of California’s State Fish, the California Golden Trout.