Water Power Technical Report
At the direction of the Water Power Policy Group, the HDR Team investigated the potential effects of implementing the SWRCB DFC. This product does not constitute the culmination of this project, but it does provide a marker from which further effort may proceed. To this end, we have identified hydropower effects caused by the alternative flow criteria on the CVP and SWP, as well as analyzed hydropower effects on San Joaquin River tributaries. It is our belief that a great percentage of the statewide hydropower effects can be identified by this level of analysis.
This document summarizes our analysis of potential effects the State Water Resources Control Board Delta Flow Criteria (SWRCB DFC) may have on CVP/SWP operations, San Joaquin River operations, and hydropower.