Lower Elkhorn Basin Levee Setback (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-063-02 (ITP))

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Summary

SCH Number
2016092015
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Lower Elkhorn Basin Levee Setback (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-063-02 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/19/2020
Document Description
This proposed Project involves the set back of levees protecting the Lower Elkhorn Basin, including the Sacramento Bypass North Levee and a portion of the Yolo Bypass East Levee, thereby increasing the capacity of the Yolo and Sacramento Bypasses and reducing flood risk on the upper Yolo Bypass and Sacramento River. The Project would also implement several ecosystem elements that have been designed to offset effects to biological resources resulting from LEBLS project activities, through the enhancement of features for sensitive species. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 11.86 acres, conversion of 3.82 acres from canal to rice, and temporary impacts to 306 acres of Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) habitat and may result in the abandonment of one Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni) nest. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of Giant garter snake and Swainson’s hawk, which are designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information

Name
Lauren Mulloy
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Yolo
Other Location Info
The Project is located within the Sacramento Bypass and East Levee of the Yolo Bypass, in the County of Yolo, State of California, located in portions of Townships 9 North and 10 North, Ranges 3 East and 4 East, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps Sacramento West, Taylor Monument, and Gray’s Bend, Mt. Diablo Meridian.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On

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
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(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
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

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