Geyserville Bank Stabilization, Riparian Revegetation, and Fish Habitat Enhancement Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sotoyome Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Geyserville Bank Stabilization, Riparian Revegetation, and Fish Habitat Enhancement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Land Intensive Agriculture

Document Description
The project site is located on the left (eastern) bank of the Russian River, some 300 ft. downstream of Geyserville Bridge in Sonoma County, CA. Historical aerial photographs show that the site has been relatively stable in recent decades until works to protect the Geyserville bridge redirected flow against this bank, while expanding the eastern edge of the massive gravel bar that now occupies most of the river in this location. Severe erosion to the project site has occurred over the last year. Site survey has revealed freshly-exposed vertical banks behind many fallen mature trees (see site photos) with a large section now completely lacking riparian vegetation. From inspection of a section of the exposed bank, it appears that the original sandy bank was at some point in the past, stabilized with debris, mostly concrete slabs mixed with construction debris. The aggressive erosion process is likely to continue, contributing many more tons of fine sediment (alluvial sand and levee topsoil) along with construction debris into the river, together with several more mature trees that are now close to the edge of the bank. The length affected by the erosion and the proposed work is 497 feet. If the erosion is allowed to continue for even one more winter there is indication that the existing healthy riparian will continue to erode another 500 feet downstream.

Contact Information
Kara Heckert
Sotoyome Resource Conservation District
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 11526
Santa Rosa, CA 95406

Phone : (707) 569-1448


38°42'45.78"N 122°53'38.03"W
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 128
Russian River
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Geyserville

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Drainage/Absorption Geology/Soils Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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