Natomas Levee Improvement Program (NLIP) Landside Improvements Project-Phase 3 Project

13 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008072060
Lead Agency
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
Document Title
Natomas Levee Improvement Program (NLIP) Landside Improvements Project-Phase 3 Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The project comprises construction of Phase 3 of the 4-phased Natomas Levee Improvement Program, including levee improvements along 4.5 miles of the Sacramento River east levee from the southern limits of the Phase 2 improvements to just south of Interstate 5 (Reaches 5A-9B), the construction of a new canal between Elkhorn Reservoir and the West Drainage Canal designed to provide drainage, irrigation, and associated giant garter snake habitat, relocating the portion of the west drainage canal north of Interstate 5, relocating the Elkhorn Canal downstream of the Elkhorn Reservoir, removal of the western segment of the Central main Flume, modification of the existing Reclamation District (RD) 1000 Pumping Plants No. 2 and 4, as well as the Elkhorn and Prichard pimp plants, infrastructure, and adjacent land. The project is expected to result in permanent impacts to 22.73 acres of Swainson's hawk nesting habitat, 45.23 acres of rice crop that may be utilized by giant garter snake, 13.16 acres of giant garter snake aquatic habitat, and 5.93 acres of giant garter snake upland habitat. In addition, the project is expected to result in temporary impacts to giant garter snake upland and aquatic habitat, and temporary impacts to Swainson's hawk nesting and foraging habitat. Project-related impacts are expected to result in the take of Swainson's hawk (Buteo Swainsoni) and giant garter snake (Thamnophis couchi gigas), species protected by the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). DFG is issuing the CESA incidental take permit referenced above as a responsible agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Contact Information
Kent Smith
Department of Fish and Game
1701 Nimbus Road Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95670

916-358-2900

Location

Coordinates
38°41'-"N 121°36'-"W
Cities
Sacramento
Counties
Sutter Sacramento
Cross Streets
Various
State Highways
5, 99, 80
Airports
Sacramento International
Waterways
Sac & American R., Natomas Cross Can., Natomas East Main Drainage Can., Pleasant Grove Cr. Can.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Game
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency 107 7th Street Sacramento, CA 95814

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration 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 Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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