Arundo Eradication, Vegetation and Sand Removal


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Madera County
Document Title
Arundo Eradication, Vegetation and Sand Removal
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
watercourse / channel
Document Description
The project involves the removal of sand/sediment, vegetation overgrowth, and eradication of Arundo donax from critical portions of Fresno River, Ash Slough, Berenda Slough and Chowchilla River. All proposed work activities will comply with the existing Streambed Alteration Agreement issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Heavy Arundo infestation along with vegetation overgrowth block flows and caused flood hazards to nearby land, as well as create fire hazards, habitat deterioration and excessive evapotranspiration of water that could otherwise be used to recharge the overdrafted groundwater.

Contact Information

Glenn Eastes
Agency Name
Madera County Engineering Dept.
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Chowchilla, Madera
State Highways
Hwy 99, 152
Fresno River, Chowchilla River Ash and Berenda

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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