CSPA and allies have filed comments on major documents in the relicensing of the Don Pedro Project on the Tuolumne River. In comments on the Updated Study Report and the Draft License Application, CSPA and nine other Conservation Groups dispute scientific conclusions of the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts about salmon and steelhead in the lower Tuolumne River. The Conservation Groups also request analysis of fish passage and recommend analysis of flow increases both in the lower Tuolumne River and other rivers in the lower San Joaquin watershed.
The Districts have proposed no change in flow requirements for the lower Tuolumne.
CSPA has been a leader on FERC issues on the lower Tuolumne River since 2009. The organization’s engagement in FERC proceedings on the Tuolumne dates to 1995.