Russian River Estuary Management Project (Estuary Project)

7 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010052024
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Russian River Estuary Management Project (Estuary Project)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/17/2011
Present Land Use
The outlet channel would be established on the barrier beach, within the coasal zone, at the mouth of the Russian River which is owned and managed bu California Department of Parks and Recreation (identified as "public/quasi public" land in the Sonoma County General Plan/Zoning). The six-mile reach of the Estuary from the Pacific Ocean to Duncans Milis is primarliy bordered by public/quasi public land to the south and "diverse agriculture" to the north, with some residential areas in the Jenner area

Document Description
In order to comply with the requirement of the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) Russian River Biological Opinion, the Water Agency will implement adaptive management of the Estuary with the dual objectives of enhancing rearing habitat for juvenile salmonids, particularly steelhead, and managing estuary water levels to minimize flood hazard. Rearing habitat may be enhanced by reducing tidal influence on the Russian River Estuary from May 15 to October 15 to increase freshwater habitat available for rearing salmon and steelhead.

Contact Information
Jessica Martini-Lamb
Sonoma County Water Agency
404 Aviation Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 547-1903

Location

Coordinates
38°27'07"N 123°07'50"W
Counties
Sonoma
Cross Streets
Goat Rock Road, Goat Hill Road
Zip
95450
Parcel #
various
State Highways
Hwy 1
Waterways
Russian River, Pacific Ocean, Willow & Austin Creeks, Jenner Gulch
Township
7N
Range
11W
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Jenner

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(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
Yes
(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
Yes
(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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