Upper York Creek Ecosystem Restoration and Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0261-R3)

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Summary

SCH Number
2006092096
Lead Agency
St. Helena, City of (City of St. Helena)
Document Title
Upper York Creek Ecosystem Restoration and Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0261-R3)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/19/2020

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2017-0261-R3, pursuant to section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, City of St. Helena. The Upper York Creek Ecosystem Restoration and Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Project (Project) will restore the ecological connectivity between habitats upstream and downstream of the earthen Dam, and allow reestablishment of natural sediment transport processes for the purposes of enhancing habitat for steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and other native aquatic species. The Project will include the following activities: 1) To notch the dam, approximately 11,250 cubic yards of dam material will be excavated to create an approximately 130-foot long channel (i.e. notch) through the dam with a bottom channel width of approximately 20 feet, and 1.5:1 side slopes. The excavated dam material will be disposed at the Clover Flat Landfill, with a portion used to fill in the existing concrete spillway between Spring Mountain Road and the UYCD. The bank of the dam notch closest to Spring Mountain Road, the northeast bank, will be reinforced with approximately 825 cubic yards of imported Class VIII, 1-ton rock rip rap to ensure the long-term protection of Spring Mountain Road. Rock will extend approximately 160 feet through the dam notch and upstream; and will primarily be buried below the bank surface and keyed into the bank at the upstream extent to prevent flanking. Rock will extend up the slope approximately 15 feet (i.e. 2 feet above the estimated 100-year water surface elevation) and to the depth of bedrock, or a maximum of 8 feet below the channel bed. The opposite bank of the dam notch will be allowed to erode naturally over time. See NOD for full details.

Contact Information
Garrett Allen
Department of Fish and Wildlife Bay Delta Region
2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 95434

Phone : (707) 428-2076

Location

Cities
St. Helena
Counties
Napa
Other Location Info
The project is located along an approximately 3,950-foot long reach of York Creek, a tributary to the Napa River, in Napa County, California. The entire project is directly adjacent to Spring Mountain Road and the Upper York Creek Dam is located approximately 1-mile northwest from the intersection of Boysen Lane and Spring Mountain Road, in St. Helena.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Available to the general public at the office location listed above for the Lead Agency. CDFW’s record of project approval as Responsible Agency is available at CDFW’s regional office.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2006092096_Upper York Creek   PDF 205 K

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