Corralitos Creek Fisheries Enhancement Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Watsonville, City of (City of Watsonville)
Document Title
Corralitos Creek Fisheries Enhancement Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Rural residential land use in a Residential-Agricultural General Plan Designation

Document Description
The City of Watsonville, in conjunction with the Santa Cruz County RCD and the California Coastal Conservancy, proposes to replace the existing fish ladder at the City of Watsonville's diversion on Corralitos Creek to be consistent with current fish passage design criteria from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG). The upgrade will provide fish passage to meet these standards while maintaining the function of the water intake facility of the City and addressing environmental, channel stability, land ownership and other constraints. The proposed plan is to build a new fish passage structure with parallel juvenile and adult ladders to the right of the existing weir and ladder structure. Such a structure would require construction of new concrete wall to replace the existing steel wall and support the new construction. As proposed, the existing fish ladder facility will be backfilled with concrete. Downstream of the diversion, three existing, failing log weir structures installed by Santa Cruz County in the mid 1990's will be removed and replaced with six rock weirs to maintain grade control for the ladder entrance. Two existing concrete weirs at the base of the diversion will be modified to accommodate the proposed, larger fish passage structure. In addition, during the period of dewatering for fish ladder construction the City of Watsonville proposes to modify and further upgrade the water diversion intake screen to optimize sweeping flows, which will improve operational flexibility and minimize clogging of the screens by leaf litter and organic detritus.

Contact Information
Steve Palmisano
City of Watsonville
P.O. Box 50000
Watsonville, CA 95077-5000

Phone : (831) 768-3176


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Eureka Canyon Road and Las Colinas
Total Acres
Parcel #
107-031-61 and 107-031-6
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Corralitos

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Watsonville
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
City of Watsonville Public Works and Utilities Department 250 Main Street Watsonville, CA 95076


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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