Upper Halstead Meadow Pilot Restoration Project and Emergency Road Stabilization


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley)
Document Title
Upper Halstead Meadow Pilot Restoration Project and Emergency Road Stabilization
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project is to stabilize the existing road prism at the main culvert outlets at the Halstead Meadow road crossing, and to restore the portion of Halstead Meadow up-gradient of State Highway 198. The road stabilization portion of the project will consist of diverting water around the project site, and placing 300 cubic yards of riprap on the south slope of the road and below the gully outlets, by using a large excavator to more riprap to desired locations. For the restoration portion of the project, water will be diverted around the project area before equipment enters the gully. Approximatey 8,000 cubic yards of local fill will be placed and compacted within the 1,500-foot long erosion gully and side channels. Erosion control blankets will be placed over the compacted soil. A high fill retainer, approximately 5.7 feet high, will be constructed at the base of the filled gully, and a swale across the base of the entire meadow will be created to temporarily direct the water toward the culvert inlets. To prevent new channels from forming 10 to 20 trees will be placed across the meadow to act as dams. Approximately 53,000 native wetland plants of three species will be planted in the meadow.

Contact Information
Margarita Gordus
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley)
1685 E Street
Fresno, CA 93706

Phone : (559) 445-6046


Other Location Info
Sequoia National Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.

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