Pistol Creek Bridge Replacement and Channel Restoration Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game #3
Document Title
Pistol Creek Bridge Replacement and Channel Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project is to repair storm damage to a bridge over Turtle Creek, aka Pistol Creek. The repair will consist of repairs at two adjacent sites. The downstream site includes removal of an existing wooden bridge and associated concrete abutments that were severely damaged by the January 2006 storm, replacement with a new bridge placed on piles, regrading the eroded channel to a stable geometry, and stabilization of the channel with rock and live willow plantings. The new bridge will be placed so that the bottom will be a minimum of two feet above the 100-year flow elevation. The upstream site involves stabilizing a section of the south bank to protect the embankment of an existing off stream reservoir located adjacent to the stream. Between the two sits, two headcuts in the stream channel will be stabilized to prevent further channel degradation and associated bank failures. Issuance of a Streambed Alteration Agreement Number 1600-2006-0412-3 is pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 1602.

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

Phone : (707) 823-1001



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301(d)
Reasons for Exemption
Repair and maintenance of an existing structure.
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