San Vicente Pond Channel Excavation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game #3
Document Title
San Vicente Pond Channel Excavation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project, located approximately 2,000-feet southwest of the town of Davenport, Santa Cruz County, entails to excavate within the inlet channel of the Coast Dairies & Lands Company's San Vicente Creek off-channel pond. The pond was formerly used for agricultural purposes. The pond receives freshwater from San Vicente Creek via the pond channel, which had been excavated across natural substrate. Due to high flows of April 2006 and related bank and tree failures, the creek has downcut approximately two feet at the inlet confluence, leaving it perched. The loss of freshwater inflow has resulted in a severe deterioration in water quality and a dropping of water surface elevation in the pond. The elevation of the pond is also below the elevation of the pond outlet. Issuance of a Streambed Alteration Agreement Number 1600-2006-0461-3 is pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 1602.

Contact Information
Serge Glushkoff
Department of Fish and Game, Region 3
Central Coast Region P.O. Box 47
Yountville, CA 94599

Phone : (707) 944-5597


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
South of Davenport

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
Small habitat restoration.

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