In 1898, the Tuolumne County Water Company is incorporated as the Tuolumne County Water and Electric Power Company to add hydroelectric generation to its services. It builds the Phoenix Powerhouse […]
Between 1981 and 2003, TRWD/TUD performs numerous studies on enlarging Lyons Reservoir. Ultimately, the cost, land acquisition complications, regulatory constraints, and public opposition require the District to look at other […]
In 1981, TRWD files a competing application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to acquire the Phoenix Project FERC license from PG&E. TRWD’s objective was to acquire the license […]
On June 3, 1983, the County of Tuolumne enters into a contract with PG&E to purchase much of the Tuolumne Ditch system from PG&E for $900,000. Under the contract, PG&E […]
In 1985, TRWD drops its competing application for the Phoenix Hydroelectric Project with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in favor of obtaining PG&E’s commitment to assist TRWD with enlarging Lyons […]
In 2001, PG&E files for bankruptcy. PG&E attempts to implement an auction to sell off many of its hydroelectric facilities, including the Phoenix Project, but the auction does not take […]
TUD Board of Directors authorize the General Manager to submit a Request for a Water Supply Contract for New Melones water from the United States Bureau of Reclamation
TUD and PG&E are diligently working to determine the terms of this potential transfer agreement. It is a complicated negotiation that is estimated to conclude in mid-2022.
We invite you to play an active role in this process. Please follow the latest developments on this website, and on TUD’s Facebook page. TUD plans to host multiple public forums to engage in a collaborative dialogue with interested ratepayers, landowners, and other stakeholders. You may also submit comments online. We are eager for your feedback and welcome your input.