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

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. Adaptive management requires 1) monitoring of biological productivity, water quality, and physical processes in the Estuary in response to the changes in management actions that control water surface elevations in the estuary-lagoon system; and 2) refinement of the management actions to achieve desired water levels to support biological productivity, while simultaneously providing flood control for properties adjacent to the Estuary.

Contact Information
Jessica Martini-Lamb
California Department of Fish and Game
Bay Delta Region 7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

707 526 5370

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
California Department of Fish and Game
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
N/A

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 Negative Declaration 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 Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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