Merced River Ranch Floodplain Restoration Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game #4
Document Title
Merced River Ranch Floodplain Restoration Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Dredger Tailings Reach/Exclusive Agriculture/Agricultural

Document Description
The objectives of the proposed project are to restore (i.e. rehabilitate and enhance) channel, floodplain and riparian ecosystem processes and critical habitats for juvenile and adult Chinook salmon and steelhead at the MRR, in coordination with local communities and stakeholders, and to promote the recovery of healthy and diverse Chinook salmon and steelhead populations in the Merced River. This project is a collaborative effort by CDFG, AFRP, and Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS), building on the work of Stillwater Sciences and others, as well as long-term coordination with the local community (Stillwater Sciences 2006). The proposed spawning gravel replenishment and floodplain rehabilitation activities will increase available and usable spawning areas for salmonids by providing spawning gravels within the appropriate size range; increase use of spawning habitat (Merz and Setka 2004); improve gravel permeability and intergravel water quality (Merz et al 2004); and, decrease redd superimposition.

Contact Information
Patricia A. Brantley
California Department of Fish and Game
1234 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (209) 772-0703


37°30'54.96"N 120°23'24.70"W
Cross Streets
Merced Falls Rd and Snelling Hwy
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Merced River
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Snelling

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: habitat restoration
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: greenhouse gases
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission Department of Water Resources

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