Independence Lake Spillway Fish Barrier

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2011062036
Lead Agency
Planning and Research, Office of (Office of Planning and Research)
Document Title
Independence Lake Spillway Fish Barrier
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
The project is construction of a fish barrier on the spillway outlet of Independence Lake, as part of an overall strategy to protect and restore the native Lahontan cutthroat trout population (Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi) of Independence Lake. Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT) is federally listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The only self-sustaining indigenous lake population of LCT in CA resides in Independence Lake and the main inlet tributary, Upper Independence Creek. This population is genetically unique and is vulnerable to hybridization of extinction. Hybridization with non-native trout and competition with a predation by non-native fishes are considered serious threats to LCT in Independence Lake.

Contact Information
Kent Smith
California Department of Fish and Game
North Central Region 1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

916 358 2382

Location

Coordinates
39°27'13"N 120°17'12"W
Cities
Truckee
Counties
Sierra
Total Acres
.78
Parcel #
019-060-006
State Highways
Route 89
Railways
No
Airports
No
Schools
No
Waterways
Independence Lake
Township
19N
Range
15E
Section
35

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Wildlife Improvement - fish barrier)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Other Issues Cumulative Effects Landuse Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Septic System Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual Other Issues: GHG
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 3 N Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Conservation Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (So Lake Tahoe) Resources Agency State Lands Commission Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
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