Battle Creek, South Fork, California, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-V(V+) (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||91 fpm|
|Max Gradient||140 fpm|
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 Conservancy
Battle 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.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
Diversion dam, portage on river left.