Temporary Outlet Channel - San Lorenzo Lagoon Interim Management Plan Project

9 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015042002
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz, City of (City of Santa Cruz)
Document Title
Temporary Outlet Channel - San Lorenzo Lagoon Interim Management Plan Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/19/2015
Present Land Use
San Lorenzo River Mouth at Monterey Bay / Floodplain & Oceanfront Recreation Districts/Natural Area & Coastal Recreation

Document Description
The project is limited to the following activities: construction of a temporary lagoon breach outlet channel through the sandbar of the San Lorenzo River Lagoon to reduce water surface elevation (WSE) in the lagoon when it measures above five ft National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD); WSE reduction to between four to three ft NGVD dependent upon environmental conditions at the time of breach channel outlet construction; and closure of the temporary breach outlet channel. Elevation measurements will be taken at the train trestle bridge staff plate located adjacent to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The project will minimize impacts to fisheries resources by maintaining a stable outlet channel during the breach, avoiding a sudden decrease in WSE and preventing WSE from lowering less than 3 ft NGVD. Project activities may be repeated up to six times from May 1 to November 15 in the years of 2015 to 2016. The extent of the project area is from the mouth of the San Lorenzo River to above Water Street Bridge (approximately 1.5 miles in length) and into the lower Branciforte Flood Control Channel, while associated construction activities will take place at the sandbar of the San Lorenzo River Lagoon no further than 500 ft from the Pacific Ocean. The CDFW is executing a lake and streambed alteration agreement no. 1600-2015-0175-R3 pursuant to section 1602 of the fish and game code to the project applicant, Scott Collins, City of Santa Cruz.

Contact Information
Melissa Farinha
CDFW Bay Delta Region
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

Phone : (707) 944-5579

Location

Cities
Santa Cruz
Counties
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
East Cliff Drive
Parcel #
007-321-04, -07, -09, 007-291-01
State Highways
Hwy 1
Railways
Local - SCCRTC
Waterways
San Lorenzo River and Monterey Bay

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
CDFW Bay Delta Region, 7329 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558

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
N/A
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
N/A
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