Issuance of Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2010-0281-R1 Rhys Vineyard Reservoir Bypass and Stream Restoration Project, Mendocino County

Summary

SCH Number
2010118007
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 1 (Redding) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1)
Document Title
Issuance of Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2010-0281-R1 Rhys Vineyard Reservoir Bypass and Stream Restoration Project, Mendocino County
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project includes seven class II and III stream crossing installations and/or upgrades, removal of accumulated sediments and materials from existing check dams, construction of two foot bridges, the construction of an up-gated passive stream bypass pipe around a reservoir, and riparian and wetland restoration and re-vegetation efforts required as mitigation for the project. This project is associated with a 2009 enforcement action filed by DFG related to the diversion of water, and sediment discharges to a stream.

Contact Information
Tracie Nelson
California Department of Fish and Game
Northern Region 601 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001

707 836 8675

Location

Counties
Mendocino
Other Location Info
The project is located at 1111 Highway 128, approximately 1 mile east of the town of Navarro

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C: 21; S: 15321
Reasons for Exemption
The project is related to a 2009 enforcement action filed by DFG. The project is focused on rehabilitation and mitigation work to restore and protect riparian and wetland areas previously impacted by recent activities. No entry of equipment or materials into the live, flowing watercourse will occur. There will be no significant adverse impact on the endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of the other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.
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