Lower American River Salmonid Spawning Gravel Augmentation Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley), Sacramento
Document Title
Lower American River Salmonid Spawning Gravel Augmentation Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Lower American River Salmonid Gravel Augmentation Program will increase and improve salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat by replenishing spawning gravel and establishing additional side-channel habitat at new restoration sites in the Lower American River between nimbus Dam and Arden Rapids. The need is due to the loss of spawning and rearing habitat through curtailment of gravel recruitment from blockage of the river channel by dams. This project consists of three distinct components: acquiring, processing, and stockpiling of spawning gravel; depositing gravel in the spawning sites; and creating side-channel habitats.

Contact Information
Patrick G. Gillum
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley),
Lead/Public Agency
11020 Sun Center Drive #200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6114

Phone : (916) 464-3291


Other Location Info
Fair Oaks

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets the categorical exemption criteria under title 14, Chapter 3, Article 19, Section 15304(d) of the California Code of Regulations, which includes "Minor alterations in land, water, and vegetation on existing officially designated wildlife management areas or fish production facilities which result in improvement of habitat for fish and wildlife resources or greater fish production."

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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