Big Tree Creek Ford Alignment and Elevation Restoration Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Big Tree Creek Ford Alignment and Elevation Restoration Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
. Construct a ford for Big Tree Creek across the North Grove Campground roadway. . Abandon existing four-foot CMP culvert under the road at the west end of the North Grove Campground. . Elevate the thalweg (lowest points along the length of the creek bed) with clean compacted fill over about 275 feet of its length and stabilize with large woody debris, native vegetation, and/or log weirs. . Remove one campsite (#32) from within the historic district. . Widen approximately 30 feet of historic channel to avoid impacts to the historic concrete/rock pump house. . Preserve a portion of the abandoned, deeply entrenched Big Tree Creek channel for historic interpretation; the remaining 50 feet of channel downstream from the ford's inlet will be filled with clean, compactible fill dirt and re-vegetated.

Contact Information
Douglas Rischbieter
Department of Parks and Recreation
Calaveras Big Trees State Park P.O. Box 120
Arnold, CA 95223

Phone : (209) 795-3488


State Highways
San Joaquin River
Other Location Info
City: Arnold

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational Other (historical, utilities)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Alignment and Elevation Restoration
Project Issues
Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Toxic/Hazardous
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

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