Pinecrest Lake Update - Shoreline Management

Shoreline Management

The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) is one of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requirements on PG&E’s license for the Spring Gap – Stanislaus Hydroelectric Project (PG&E Spring Gap-Stanislaus Project) issued in 2009.


During the PG&E Spring Gap-Stanislaus Project’s relicensing period, recreation studies identified the need for better management of shoreline activities, particularly in the day use area, and for reducing recreation conflicts between uses such as swimming, fishing and boating. FERC required the PG&E Spring Gap-Stanislaus Project to draft an SMP to assist in managing Pinecrest Lake's shoreline. Public interest in the development of the SMP has been high, and while PG&E is not required by FERC to solicit public comments, PG&E recognizes the importance of the public's interest and is accepting comments on the draft plan.

Final Shoreline Management Plan, July 23, 2012

A Draft Shoreline Management Plan (Draft SMP) and related documents were available for the public to view and provide input from April 3, 2012 through May 3, 2012. Based on public and agency input, a Final Shoreline Management Plan (Final SMP) was filed with FERC on Monday, July 23, 2012. You can download or view the Final Shoreline Management Plan here. The Draft SMP and other related documents are viewable on the downloadable documents page.

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the Stanislaus National Forest Summit Ranger District (USFS)

Joint Management of Pinecrest Lake

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) jointly manage Pinecrest Lake reservoir.
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