Yuba County Water Agency South Canal Diversion Gauging Improvement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game #2
Document Title
Yuba County Water Agency South Canal Diversion Gauging Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project will replace a pair of 48 inch culverts that form part of the return channel from the forebay pond to the Yuba River with a single concrete box culvert to improve water flow at various river stages, reduce debris loading, and reduce maintenance. This will involve isolating the existing culverts in the return section downstream of the forebay pond, replacing the existing steel culverts with a concrete box culvert, then restoring the site. The work will be completed when there are no diversions from the river through the rock gabion fish barrier, so there should be minimal flow through the forebay pond. The culvert replacement work site will be isolated from the river during the culvert removal and box culvert installation. Temporary barriers will installed immediately upstream and downstream of the work area. Temporary barriers may be local material plus impervious membranes or a portable barrier. Water will be pumped out of the work area upstream into the forebay area to keep sit out of the river.

Contact Information
Kelley Barker
California Department of Fish and Game
North Central Region 1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95670

Phone : (916) 358-4353



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project will replace a culvert and remove accumulated sediment conducted in accordance with published guidelines of the Department of Fish and Game and NOAA Fisheries for the primary purpose of improving habitat for fish.

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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