On-going California State Water Project Operations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for the Protection of Longfin Smelt

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Summary

SCH Number
2009012022
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
On-going California State Water Project Operations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for the Protection of Longfin Smelt
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
2/18/2009

Document Description
The proposed project, or action, is the Department of Water Resources' (DWR) on-going and long-term operation of the longfin smelt (Spirincus thaleichthys) in compliance with the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) as authorized by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) through the issuance of a permit for take of longfin smelt under Section 2081 of CESA (California Fish and Game Code Section 2081). The action consists of operation of SWP facilities consistent with certain actions identified in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Delta Smelt Biological Opinion of the Operating Criteria and Plan for the Coordinated Operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project (USFWS 2008). The action includes operation of SWP facilities from December through June to protect adult longfin smelt migration and spawning and larvae and juvenile rearing. The protectionof longfin smelt is achieved through operations undertaken during the same period to protect delta smelt which are sufficient for the protection of longfin smelt becuase of adaptive management provisions and the substantial overlap in timing and distribution of these species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Contact Information
Heidi Rooks
California Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
PO Box 942836
Wst Sacramento, CA 95691

Phone : (916) 376-9704

Location

Cities
Sacramento Stockton
Counties
Contra Costa Sacramento San Joaquin Solano Yolo
Waterways
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Dept of Water Resources
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
3500 Industrial Blvd West Sacramento, CA 95691

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
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type 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
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

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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