Switzer Stream Crossings, Pond Spillways, and Erosion Control Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0075-R1)

Summary

SCH Number
2016068290
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 1E (Eureka) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1E)
Document Title
Switzer Stream Crossings, Pond Spillways, and Erosion Control Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0075-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/20/2016

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2016-0075-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Mr. Mark Switzer. The project is limited to six encroachments that include two stream crossings, remediation of two pond spillways, water diversion from a pond, and one project to restore headwater cfhannels damaged by illegal grading (table 1). The majority of project work will be conducted to control erosion and remediate sites that have been damaged by unpermitted activities. The two on-stream unlined ponds require redirection and construction of spillways back to the original channel where the streams once flowed. The headwater channels buried by illegal grading require the erosion. All sites require bank stabilization that will be accomplished through a combination of contouring and revegetation. The two parcels have a total of five ponds, of which at least one pond will provide water for the parcel for domestic use and irrigation.

Contact Information
David Manthorne
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1E
Eureka Office 619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 441-5900

Location

Coordinates
40.0320°'"N 123.6187°'"W
Counties
Humboldt
Parcel #
218-061-06,218-061-01
Township
5S
Range
5E
Section
9,10

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15304 C:1,4
Reasons for Exemption
The project proposes to conduct maintenance activities to reduce erosion and stabilize stream banks. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.
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