Kirkwood Meadows Power Line Reliability Project DEIS / EIR

In March 2011 RCI prepared the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/EIR) for the Kirkwood Meadows Power Line Reliability Project. This project is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain a 34.5 kilovolt (kV) power line that would connect the Kirkwood service area to an existing 115 kV transmission line near Salt Springs Reservoir in Amador County. The 28-mile project is located within Alpine, Amador, and El Dorado Counties in California. The US Forest Service and Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District (KMPUD) have prepared a joint Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/EIR) to disclose detailed information about the environmental impacts of the project construction and operation, reasonable alternatives, and ways to avoid, minimize and mitigate adverse environmental impacts. These two agencies are currently seeking public involvement and comment.

Download Full Report

The DEIS/EIR is available on RCI’s website, at

Download Power Point

This PowerPoint on the project was presented at both of the public workshops held on April 30th and May 3rd, 2011.