Deer Creek Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game #5
Document Title
Deer Creek Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The applicant intends to alter the streambed by creating a new channel that will simulate the pre-2005 flows of the streambed. The 2005 floods, coupled with increased sediment load from a previous fire caused the migration of the low flow channel. The existing channel has eroded the pasture area of the ranch and has remained as a present condition. The applicant will cross the existing channel and create a new secondary channel (10 feet in width and 600 feet in length) and create a small diversion to push flows in to this new channel. The diversion will consist of large boulders or rocks and will be installed at an angle to guide the water into the new channel. This project will prevent future erosion of the banks at the pasture area. This newly created channel will then meet the existing channel 600 feet downstream of the diversion point. The existing low flow channel will not be altered and the established vegetation within the channel shall remain intact. Work will be conducted outside of the bird nesting season and work shall not commence before September 15th. Work will mainly consist of the use of a small bobcat that will remove the dense fire-related sediment to create the new channel. A few minor stands of non-native vegetation will be removed in the creation of the new channel. The applicant will also remove a few large pieces of broken concrete upstream of the project area. SAA# 1500-2008-0145-R5

Contact Information
Jeff Humble
California Department of Fish and Game
Lead/Public Agency
South Coast Region 4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (805) 652-1868


Other Location Info
City/Community: Green Valley

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 consists of minor public, or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes.

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