The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2018-0311-R1, pursuant to section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, City of Red Bluff.
The Project involves the construction of a two-lane boat ramp designed for motorized boats on the edge of the Sacramento River. The purpose of the Project is to provide permanent boating access to the Sacramento River, separate from an existing boat ramp that will remain in place for canoes, kayaks, and other non-motorized recreational watercraft. The new boat ramp will be a two-lane “V”-groove reinforced concrete ramp approximately 112.5 feet long with a 14 percent slope, and two 15-foot wide lanes with an 8-foot wide boarding float with solar lighting and/or a walkway to accommodate vessel boarding. The Project also involves the construction of an access road, maneuver area, ADA parking slab, ADA walkways, and rock slope protection.
The Project will result in impacts and permanent removal of 0.66 acres of Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and Central Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon and Central Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon, which are designated as endangered and threatened species, respectively, under the California Endangered Species Act.