Gray Lodge Water Supply Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Gray Lodge Water Supply Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is approving an Amendment to the ITP that includes the following changes: First, this Amendment updates the Principal Officer and Contact Person from Eugene Massa Jr. to Danny Robinson, General Manager of the BiggsWest Gridley Water District. Second, this Amendment adds new areas of construction and staging including 3 new minor modification projects. Third, this Amendment updates Figure 2 of the ITP which depicts the proposed timing of the work associated with Lower Belding and Schwind Laterals. In addition, Figure 3A is added to the ITP and shows the location of a new staging area located on Farris Road 0.1 miles south of the Lower Belding Lateral. Proposed work along the Lower Belding and Schwind Laterals added by Amendment No. 3 will result in permanent impacts of 0.046 acre (0.029 acre of upland habitat and 0.017 of aquatic habitat) and temporary impacts of 0.038 acres of upland habitat. Permittee shall mitigate these impacts by purchasing 0.25 credits of GGS habitat from a CDFW-approved conservation bank. The new total mitigation for this project is 14.358 acres of Covered Species Credits. Proof of Covered Species credit purchase shall be provided to CDFW prior to the start of work authorized by Amendment #3. The Project will result in the permanent loss of 2.787 acres of Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) upland habitat and temporary loss of 4.22 acres of aquatic habitat and 17.052 acres of upland habitat, for a total of 21.272 acres. The Project is expected to result in the expansion of Covered Species habitat of 5.276 acres. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of giant garter snake which is designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information

Melissa Stanfield
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Biggs, Gridley
Northern California
Other Location Info
The Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Water Supply (Project) is located 65 miles north of Sacramento, in the eastern Sacramento Valley. The Project begins near the intersection of Highway 99, north of the City of Biggs, where it intersects with the main canal (Belding lateral) and continues southwest past the cities of Biggs and Gridley and terminates at the northern border of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
1701 Nimbus Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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