EDC looking to revise plan for American River

El Dorado County is accepting comment on its River Management Plan.

The plan focuses on whitewater recreation on the 20.7-mile segment of the South Fork of the American River between the Chili Bar Dam and the confluence of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.

The initial plan was adopted in 2001 by the Board of Supervisors. The county says the proposed update is based on the county’s understanding of what river management actions have been found to be logical, supportive of safe river use, effective in minimizing conflicts between river users and consistent with the county’s environmental protection commitments.

No changes are proposed regarding carrying capacity, the management actions to address capacity exceedances or the implementation of the quiet zone.

A public hearing for the proposed project is tentatively scheduled for the Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 6 in Placerville.

Comments on this negative declaration will be accepted through Jan. 5.

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