Nimbus Hatchery Fish Passage Project (NHFPP)

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game #2
Document Title
Nimbus Hatchery Fish Passage Project (NHFPP)
Document Type
JD - Joint Document
Present Land Use
The Nimbus Fish Hatchery is uniquely situated in the lower American River corridor in a major metropolitan area. The area between Hazel Avenue and the Nimbus Dam is known as Nimbus Shoals and is open to the public from 6:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. during the summer season, and from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the winter season. The area is heavily used by anglers.
Document Description
Note: Extended per lead The primary purpose of the project is to replace and maintain a fully functional system for collecting adult fish for meeting mitigation goals. Secondary objectives include eliminating the need for flow reduction associated with weir removal and maintenance, minimizing operations and maintenance costs, and improving public and worker safety. Two approaches to meeting the fish passageway by extending the ladder to Nimbus Dam (Alternative 1) and replacing the weir structure (Alternative 2). The alternatives evaluated in the EIS/EIR include two options for implementing Alternative 1. Inclusion of the No Action Alternative is prescribes by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and serves as a benchmark against which project alternatives can be evaluated.

Contact Information

Joseph Johnson
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Game
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Cordova
Cross Streets
Hwy. U.S. 50 and Hazel Avenue
State Highways
Hwy 50
Lower American River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Fish Hatchery Improvement)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Environmental Justice, Indian Trust
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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