Planning and Research, Office of
(Office of Planning and Research)
Hopper Creek Sediment Removal Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Caltrans intends to alter the streambed by conducting sediment and debris removal activities within Hopper Creek channel at the SR-126 Bridge Number 52-36 at Postmile 26.40. Removal will occur under the bridge and up to 100 feet above and below the bridge area. Excavation will be a depth of 10 feet and width of 90-120 feet. Excavations will occur outside the bird nesting season and when there is no water present. If excavations will occur when water is present, then a water diversion plan shall be implemented, which will include the relocation of any aquatic wildlife impacted by this activity and the imprlementation of sediment control devices. SAA #1600-2006-0228-R5.
The operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.