Pescadero Lagoon Interim Management Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2014082036
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 3 (Napa) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3)
Document Title
Pescadero Lagoon Interim Management Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center proposes to manually breach the Pescadero Lagoon sandbar up to three times per year for approximately three years and potentially up to five years. The project is designed to reduce Delta-Butano Marsh inundation prior to a natural breach event to avoid decreased water quality within Pescadero Lagoon and reduce the likelihood of a fish kill upon opening of the lagoon. Project work will consist of excavating a shallow channel across the sandbar at the mouth of Pescadero Creek. The excavated channel will be approximately 300 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 3 to 4 feet below the lagoon water surface elevation. The channel will extend from the edge of the lagoon to the ocean. Excavated sand (approximately 200-800 cubic yards) will be deposited on the beach. Since the location and timing of sandbar formation varies year-to-year, specific excavation locations, sizes and volumes may vary, and will be determined following a site-specific evaluation of conditions (size and volume of the lagoon, water quality levels in the lagoon, marsh inundation, and inflow and tidal regimes) prior to implementation. Historically, the sandbar has formed anywhere from 200 feet west to 100 feet east of the Highway 1 Bridge, and breaching activities will occur within this area.

Contact Information
Scott Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

707-944-5500

Location

Coordinates
37°15'58.7"N 122°24'42.8"W
Counties
San Mateo
Cross Streets
Highway 1
Zip
94060
Total Acres
340
State Highways
Hwy 1
Waterways
Pescadero Creek
Other Location Info
Pescadero

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
http://www.wildlife.ac.gov/Notices

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
No
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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