One downside worth noting: Slab Creek itself, which flows into the reservoir about two miles up from the dam on the north shore, was almost covered by brush and other debris when we visited. Electricity from the powerhouse will be delivered into the regional electrical grid via an existing PG&E distribution line that currently serves the communities of Mosquito and Swansboro. Payments can be made in My Account or by calling 1-888-742-7683. Slab Creek Reservoir is a reservoir located just 6.1 miles from Pollock Pines, in El Dorado County, in the state of California, United States, near Five Mile Terrace, CA. Pre-construction environmental studies are complete. The reservoir the dam creates, Slab Creek Reservoir, has a normal water surface of 249 acres (101 ha), and a normal capacity of 16,600 acre-feet. SMUD is performing maintenance on the White Rock tunnel over the next few months. The new South Fork Powerhouse (formerly called the New Slab Creek Powerhouse) will be located about one-quarter mile downstream of Slab Creek Reservoir on the South Fork of the American River, roughly 3 miles north of the town of Camino in El Dorado County.

Rock Creek Trails Area : Bald Mountain OHV Staging Area. Forest Order 03-20-08.

As part of our efforts to continue providing clean, reliable energy, SMUD is building a 2.7 megawatt powerhouse and a boating flow release facility. The water release required by the new license will be passed through the new powerhouse to generate ‘green energy,' helping us reach California's goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030. Whether you’re fly fishing, baitcasting or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good.

No: Long Canyon Camping Area (USFS operated) Open. Slab Creek Reservoir California fishing map and location information: Slab Creek Reservoir is a Lake in El Dorado County, California and can be found on the Slate Mountain USGS topo map. The reservoir is wider at the Slab Creek Road western put-in, and the reservoir’s water level does not affect the put-in. No campfires. No: Long Canyon Camping Area (USFS operated) Open. For day use only. The same year, the U.S. Department of Energy also announced that SMUD was selected for a $1.5 grant for construction of the $14 million South Fork Powerhouse & Boating Flow Release Facility. However, the last mile of Slab Creek Road is a narrow, dirt and wash-board road that runs along the side of a steep mountain, and there are only a few small turn-outs for negotiating oncoming traffic. The concrete arch dam was constructed in 1967 as part of the Upper American River Project by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Gas stoves only. Slab Creek Dam is one of several dams and reservoirs owned by SMUD. The remains of the old Pony Express trail can be seen from the lake.

On-going environmental compliance work will be performed during construction to assure full compliance with our environmental requirements and related permits. Slab Creek Reservoir is a reservoir located just 6.1 miles from Pollock Pines, in El Dorado County, in the state of California, United States, near Five Mile Terrace, CA. [4], An additional project called the Iowa Hill Pumped-Storage Project was planned in 2001, which would have taken water from the Slab Creek reservoir during off-peak times, to be released for electricity generation at times of high demand. The dam and reservoir impound the upper South Fork American River for hydroelectric power, and are named for Slab Creek, a nearby tributary. We encourage more efficient use of energy, and we use a balanced and sustainable mix of energy sources which helps reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced locally. All SMUD buildings remain closed due to COVID-19. SMUD has completed design of the new powerhouse and obtained all required permits and authorizations for construction and operation of the new facilities. The steep shores are lined with rock slabs, waterfalls, oaks, and pine trees. At this point, unless a rogue storm pushes the reservoir to overflowing, the Slab Creek run will only be available for recreational boating a few days a year, on prescribed weekends in the spring. Rock Creek Trails Area : Bald Mountain OHV Staging Area. A few miles to the west lay Placerville.

In order to meet downstream flow requirements for both the Upper American River Project and the Chili Bar Project, SMUD must spill Slab Creek Reservoir. Kayaking on Slab Creek Reservoir Tahoe National Forest, California May 4, 2012 ~ w/ Dave Clark Looking forward to more days like this: viewing these images again is theraputic. Open until wet weather closure. California State Water Resources Control Board: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) eLibrary, South Fork Powerhouse Project - Public Notice, Improved road access for recreational use in vicinity of Slab Creek Dam, Creation of a boater put-in directly below the dam, New parking area for boaters using the put-in, Improved trout habitat downstream of Slab Creek Dam, Augmentation of trout spawning gravel in the South Fork of the American River, Enhancement of Class IV / V whitewater boating through controlled releases from a newly constructed boating flow facility.