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Saluda Hydro Project Factoid:

Only two bulldozers were used in the construction of the original dam, completed in 1930.

 

Meeting Summaries

RELICENSING PROCESS/ISSUE DEVELOPMENT

July 31 , 2008 Quarterly Public Meeting - This meeting was held to discuss the Land Rebalancing Proposal by SCE&G for the remaining SCE&G owned future development properties

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Rebalancing Presentation - Short Version

Rebalancing Presentation - Long Version

 

May 22 , 2008 All RCG's Meeting - This meeting was held to discuss the Hydraulic Operations Model with all of the stakeholder groups involved in the relicensing. There was also discussion on the proposed guide curve and low inflow protocol for the Project.

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Hydraulic Model Results Presentation

Presentation on proposed Low Inflow Protocol and Guide Curve

 

April 3 , 2008 Quarterly Public Meeting - This meeting included a brief update on the relicensing process by Alan Stuart and Alison Guth. Ron Ahle of SCDNR presented the group with information on the parasitic copepods that are affecting striped bass. Gerrit Jobsis and Vicki Taylor also gave a presentation on Integrating Ecologically Sustainable Water Management into the Saluda Relicensing.

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Presentation: ESWM Model

Presentation: Gill Maggots

 

January 18, 2008 Quarterly Public Meeting - This meeting included a brief update on the relicensing process by Alan Stuart and a presentation by Jim Ruane of Reservoir Environmental Mgt., Inc. Jim Ruane spoke on the water quality issues they have modeled on Lake Murray and some concerns that he has regarding the reservoir's water quality.

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Presentation: Assessment of Lake Murray Water Quality and Reservoir Releases

 

October 25, 2007 Quarterly Public Meeting - This meeting included a presentation describing the forthcoming Draft License Application. Alan Stuart also provided the group with an overview of the drought situation affecting the southeast.

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Draft License Application overview

Effects of Drought on Southeastern Reservoirs

July 19, 2007 Quarterly Public Meeting - This meeting provided stakeholders with an update on the Land Rebalancing Process of the Lake and Land Management TWC, The Boat Density Study, The Flow Release Study, and the IFIM Study.

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QPM Agenda - 7-19-07

Boat Density Study Presentation

Land Rebalancing Presentation

Flow Release Study Presentation

IFIM Study Presentation

April 19, 2007 Quarterly Public Meeting - This meeting will provide a description of the results of the Lake Murray and Lower Saluda River Recreation Assessment. There will also be a brief update on upcoming studies.

10 AM Meeting Transcripts

7 PM Meeting Transcripts

Recreation Assessment Presentation

QPM Agenda 4-19-07 AM

QPM Agenda 4-19-07 PM

January 11, 2007 Quarterly Public Meeting - This meeting provided a brief update to the group on the progress of the RCG and TWC groups, as well as what to expect in 2007.

7 PM Meeting Transcripts

Presentation

SMP Outline

October 26, 2006 Quarterly Public Meeting - The focus of this meeting was to review the Operations Model developed for Saluda, provide a brief overview of hydrology, and present SCE&G's analysis of alternative generation.

Alternative Generation Presentation

Hydrology 101 Presentation

Saluda Operations Model

Morning Session Meeting Notes

Evening Session Meeting Notes

 

July 18, 2006 Quarterly Public Meeting - This meeting provided a brief update to the group on the status of the progress of the RCG and TWC groups.

Morning Session Meeting Notes

Evening Session Meeting Notes

Presentations

April 20, 2006 Quarterly Public Meeting - During this meeting we were joined by the FERC representative assigned to the Saluda Hydro Project, Allan Creamer. He helped to answer some of the groups questions related to relicensing issues.

Morning Session Meeting Notes

Evening Session Meeting Notes

January 12, 2006 Quarterly Public Meeting

Morning Session Meeting Notes

Evening Session Meeting Notes

September 22, 2005 Quarterly Public Meeting

Meeting Presentation

Relicensing Acronyms

Morning Session Meeting Notes

Evening Session Meeting Notes

June 16, 2005 Joint Agency Public Meetings
These meetings served as the formal kick-off of the relicensing consultation process. This meeting included a discussion of Project issues and a lunchtime "virtual tour" of the Project.

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7 pm Meeting

October 26 - 28, 2004

Public Issue Workshops
Workshops were held in Newberry, Saluda, and Lexington/Richland counties to identify public concerns and issues.

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FISHERIES

November 11, 2004

Diadromous Fish Meeting
Meeting to discuss future surveys for migratory fish in the Saluda River.

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THREATENED & ENDANGERED SPECIES

Wood Stork

September 17, 2004

Wood Stork Meeting
Meeting to discuss wood stork surveys and develop study plan.

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August 4, 2004

Wood Stork Meeting
Meeting to discuss wood stork sightings on Lake Murray.

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CULTURAL RESOURCES

January 21, 2005

Cultural Resources Meeting
Summary of initial consultation meeting with the Catawba Tribe.

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December 6, 2004

Cultural Resources Meeting
Summary of initial consultation meeting with the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

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You can find a lot of information about hydroelectric relicensing on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's website:

www.ferc.gov

 

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