Palo Verde Drain Bridge Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region
Document Title
Palo Verde Drain Bridge Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project site is located on SR-78 between mile post 3.2/3.4 byt he intersection of SR-78 and Ludy Boulevard, City of Blythe, County of Riverside, Township 8 South, Range 22 East, Section 18, Palo Verde, California USGS quadrangle. The applicant is proposing to replace the exisitng bridge (Br. No. 56-0216) to address scour conditions and meet current design standards. The new bridge will be wider than the existing bridge to accomodate standard shoulder widths. The project will widen the channel to match the existing width. The project will permanently impact .019 acre of jurisdictional areas including .015 acre of riparian habitat, and .004 wetland habitat. Temporarily impact of jurisdictional areas including .09 acre of riparian habitat, and .03 acre wetland habitat. THe channel bed will be impacted .0004 acre by new piers. Total project impacts of .043 of jurisdictional areas are authorized under this agreemendt.

Contact Information
Craig Wontworth
California Department of Fish & Game Eastern Sierra-Inland Deser
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite J
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Phone : (909) 383-6936


Other Location Info
Palo Verde

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2
Reasons for Exemption
The project provided for the construction of limited, small new facilities.
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