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

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
Madera County Engineering Dept.
2037 W. Cleveland Avenue, MS-E
Madera, CA 93637

559 675 7817


37°7'36.17"N 120°15'37.57"W
Madera Chowchilla
State Highways
Hwy 99, 152
Fresno River, Chowchilla River Ash and Berenda

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: eradication/rem
Project Issues
Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Noise Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Air Resources Board California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 6 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Lands Commission
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