See the description in Bill Tuthill's excellent California Creekin, with pictures. Looks like a nice run, despite three dam portages.
Other Information Sources:Battle Creek Watershed ConservancyBattle Creek Alliance works to stop clearcut logging in this area.Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project.Wikipedia - Battle Creek
Lassen Lodge Hydroelectric Project, FERC P-12496
This proposed Hydro project on the upper reaches of the South Fork of Battle Creek will have a 6' high by 94' wide diversion dam at elevation 4,304 feet. A 10' x 20' intake structure will be to the side of the dam. A 4' diameter pipe will extend downstream. Then a 3' high pressure line will drop another 1.4 miles to a powerhouse at elevation 3,350 feet. The powerhouse will have a maximum flow of 105 cfs, but optimal flow will be 95 cfs
P-12496-Exhibit A_Project Description.PDF
To search further on the FERC website go to http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/fercgensearch.asp and type in the project number: P-12496.
Diversion dam, portage on river left.
Bill Tuthill (see below) recommends using 25% of the Lower Battle Creek gage, with 375 as a minimum.
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