Carbon Canyon Dam Sediment Removal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 8 (Santa Ana), Riverside
Document Title
Carbon Canyon Dam Sediment Removal Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proponent, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACER), proposes to * remove sediment that has accumulated behind Carbon Canyon Dam, to enable the facility to operate closer to its optimal and designed flood control capacity; and, * to implement channel erosion protection measures on Carbon Canyon Creek. Approximately 200,000 cubic yards of sediment and overlying vegetation are proposed to be removed in an area covering 30 acres. Excavated sediment will be temporarily placed outside of waters of the United States and later removed to a Class 3 landfill or placed on USACE property outside of Waters of the US.

Contact Information

Dave Woelfel
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 8 (Santa Ana), Rive
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(d) - Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed maintenance will involve "...negligible or no expansion or use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination,". The key consideration is whether the project involves negligible or no expansion of an exisitng use.

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