Cherokee Canal Corridor Management Strategy Pilot Project: Phase I Sediment Removal

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Cherokee Canal Corridor Management Strategy Pilot Project: Phase I Sediment Removal
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Orchard and field crop, Public, A-40+Reource Conservation
Document Description
The proposed project would remove sediment and redesign the channel to facilitate ongoing maintenance in portions of subreach 2 and subreach 3 of Cherokee Canal (from the southern Richvale Irrigation District Canal siphon to the confluence with Cottonwood Creek). This reach of the canal is ~4 miles long and, on average, 400 ft wide, or 190 total acres. Cross sectional and 3 of the canal. DWR would remove up to ~750,000 cubic yards of sediment from these reaches to restore channel capacity to 25 yr level flood protectection of 11,500 cubic ft per second. Sediment would be transported to several spoil site locations. Seven potential sites for disposing the spoils have been identified near the project. DWR may use some of all of these sites to dispose of the sediment. The proposed project would also include revegetation of the channel with native vegetation to replace species.

Contact Information

Stephanie Chun
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Richvale Hwy, Hwy 99
Total Acres
Parcel #
029-170-034, -066, -071, -072
State Highways
99, 192
Richvale, Oroville Municipal
Richvale ES
Cherokee Canal
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Richvale
Other Information
Section: 14, 22, 27

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (sediment removal/restoration and enhancement)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

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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