Agreement No. 2008-0120-R4; Smith Held Streambank Restoration Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game #4
Document Title
Agreement No. 2008-0120-R4; Smith Held Streambank Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Portions of the stream bank are failing due to lateral scours within the channel. The proposed Project would install willow mattresses and cuttings to stabilize three (3) lateral scour sites. Gravel would be removed from bars adjacent to the lateral scours and placed behind the mattresses to further stabilize the bank. Willows would be trimmed to facilitate stream flow through the site. All willow cuttings, as well as dead wood and other material, would be removed from the channel. The Project is necessary to control erosion and reduce sediment deposition within the tributary and downstream waters.

Contact Information
Mike Hill
California Department of Fish and Game
San Joaquin Valley / Southern Sierra Region 1234 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (805) 594-6141


San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Continued: (Minor Alteration of Land). This Project is needed to prevent bank failure along the unnamed tributary and to reduce erosion and sediment deposition within the unnamed tributary and downstream waters. The Project will have minor impact to land that will be beneficial to existing fish and wildlife resources at and around the Project site. The Project will have no significant environmental impacts if completed under the protective features included in Stream Alteration Agreement No. 2008-0120-R4

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