Cowan Stream Crossing and Stream Restoration Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0350-R1)

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Summary

SCH Number
2015102005
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Cowan Stream Crossing and Stream Restoration Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0350-R1)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/12/2021

Document Description
This Agreement relies on the Notification materials and a CDFW site inspection by Environmental Scientist Andrew Orahoske on November 13, 2019. The project is limited to 3 encroachments (Table 1). One encroachment is to upgrade a stream crossing as recommended by staff from the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. Work for this encroachment will include excavation, installation of a new properly sized crossing, backfilling and compaction of fill, and rock armoring as necessary to minimize erosion. Two encroachments are for stream restoration at a failed onstream reservoir and a roadside streambank. The Notification and site inspection revealed the use of two water wells located at (lat./long.): Well-1: 40.9701, -123.7362; Well-2: 40.9699, -123.7328. CDFW did not fully evaluate hydraulic connection of the wells to surface water, nor was a hydrogeologic evaluation prepared by a licensed geologist provided for CDFW review. Based on the available resources, and the site inspection, the wells may be hydraulically connected to streams and/or springs and shall be evaluated for potential impacts from commercial cannabis irrigation use through Humboldt County’s cannabis cultivation permit process (PLN-12848-SP). No surface water diversion is authorized by this Agreement. The site of the failed onstream reservoir matches several prior filings with the Division of Water Rights for surface water diversion: S027156, S025091, S025126, S027157, S025079, S025128. No water diversion infrastructure was observed at this location during the CDFW site inspection on November 13, 2019. No other projects that may be subject to FGC section 1602 were disclosed. This Agreement does not retroactively permit any constructed reservoirs (including “ponds”), stream crossings, water diversions, modifications to riparian buffers, or other encroachments not described in Table 1.

Contact Information
Cheri Sanville
California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Responsible Agency
619 2nd Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 441-5901
cheri.sanville@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
40°12'47.9"N 123°44'48.1"W
Cities
Willow Creek
Counties
Humboldt
Regions
Northern California
Cross Streets
approximately 5.5 miles west northwest of the town of Willow Creek
Parcel #
522-033-010
State Highways
299
Waterways
Willow Creek Watershed
Township
07N
Range
04E
Section
28
Base
Humboldt

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Cheri Sanville
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Humboldt
Final Environmental Document Available at
Humboldt County Dept. of Planning and Building 3015 H Street Eureka, CA 95501 Contact: Steven Lazar Phone: 707-445-7245

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 Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Attachments

Notice of Determination
1600-2020-0350-R1_HUM_MJ_Cowan_Ponds Stream Crossings Remediation_NOD   PDF 98 K

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