Lower American River-Mayhew Floodplain Environmental Enhancement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
Document Title
Lower American River-Mayhew Floodplain Environmental Enhancement Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
As described in the Land Use Section of the Initial Study, the current land use designation under the 1985 American River Parkway Plan is a "Protected Area" at the Upper and Lower Beach sites and "Developed Recreation" at the Kiosk and Parking Lot sites. Sacramento County General Plan designates the entire project area as Open Space. The lands adjacent to the project area, on the landward side of the levee, are designated Residential.

Document Description
The proposed project includes establishing native grass and herbaceous species and controlling non-native, invasive plants in two, 2.5 acre areas in the floodplain of the Lower American River, between the Mayhew Drain and the Gristmill Access Road. Proposed actions will include removing existing nonnative invasive herbaceous weeds with mechanical mowing, hand tools, and herbicide use; removing nonnative invasive trees by cutting, painting stumps with herbicide, and chipping woody debris; installing and operating an irrigation system, and planting native grasses and forbs. Irrigation, weed removal, and supplemental planting area expected to occur for 1-3 years after the project is installed in Fall, 2004. Please refer to the Initial Study for a more detailed description of the project purpose, location, proposed construction methods, schedule, and environmental effects.

Contact Information
Timothy Washburn
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
1007 7th Street, 7th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 874-7606


Cross Streets
Butterfield and Folsom Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
US 50
Sacramento Light Rail
Erlewine Elementary
American River
Mt. Diab

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (5 acre enhancement of riparian vegetation)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Environmental Enhancement
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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