Canyon Creek Temporary Mooring


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Canyon Creek Temporary Mooring
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Temporarily relocate the Bidwell Marina and Lake Oroville Marina facilities at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area to the Canyon Creek area of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area due to the Department of Water Resources projected historic low water levels during the summer of 2015, which would leave remaining houseboats and floating docks stranded on land. Relocation activities will begin when the lake levels recede to 690ft and will: - Utilize a barge to place nine, 10,000lbs anchors to secure mooring cables - Attach four separate wire rope pennants to the anchors and stretch the wire rope across the lake to the opposite bank to form 4 mooring lines. - Attach 50-125 buoys, via steel plates and fish chain, every 120ft along the mooring lines to support the cable's weight and to provide mooring space for houseboats. - Utilize a barge to place six, 10,000lbs anchors at the mouth of Canyon Creek to anchor both marinas' floating docks, which will also store the maximum number of houseboats. - Complete all work via water, no land access is necessary - Remove temporary materials and begin relocating houseboats and docks back to their original marina locations when water levels reach 725ft and rising.

Contact Information

Trish Ladd
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3, Sec 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the installation of limited numbers of new, small facilities and is included as "Installation of park facilities, such as concessionaire structures" on the Department of Parks and Recreation List of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR Sec 15400.4.

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