Lower American River, River Mile 0.5 Cultural Resource Presence/Absence Testing


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
Document Title
Lower American River, River Mile 0.5 Cultural Resource Presence/Absence Testing
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency proposes to further test for the presence or absence of cultural resources along the bank of the American River at River Mile 0.5R, where they plan flood control improvements and habitat restoration activities in the future. This testing would help to identify the boundary of an adjacent identified cultural resource, CA-Sac-26, to ensure that the flood control and habitat restoration project, planned for the future, results in the least impact to this resource.

Contact Information
Peter Buck
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
1007 7th Street, 7th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 874-7606



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed testing will help determine boundaries for future projects in this area by determining where known cultural resources are located. The 5 auger excavations and 9 trenches will be located where they will not affect other resources, result in any instability of the bank, cause erosion, or cause substantial disturbance to the land and land uses. Excavation would occur in an area with no slope and the excavated and trenched areas will be backfilled each day. All land disturbances would be no closer than 25 feet from elderberry shrubs to ensure that there would be no impact to the valley elderberry longhorn beetle (VELB). Additionally, this work would occur during the VELB dormant period, which will further ensure that there are no impacts to VELB.

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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