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
NOD - Notice of Determination
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. The population is genetically unique.

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 Determination

Approving Agency
CA Department of Fish and Game
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
CDFG 1701 Nimbus Road Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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