Lower Elkhorn Basin Levee Setback (LEBLS) (Project) (California Endangered Species Act Amended Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-063-02-A1(ITP)).
- SCH Number
- Lead Agency
- California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
- Document Title
- Lower Elkhorn Basin Levee Setback (LEBLS) (Project) (California Endangered Species Act Amended Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-063-02-A1(ITP)).
- Document Type
- NOD - Notice of Determination
- Document Description
- The Amended ITP (Amendment No. 1) amends the original ITP executed on May 19, 2020, to include design refinements that change the Project description and expand the Project footprint to the already approved LEBLS Project. This 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 Amended ITP includes design refinements and footprint expansion to the following: the staging areas; detention pond; storm drain pipe construction; widening of existing Ditches 10, 12, and 13; concrete erosion control at the North Cross Canal Culvert; new ditch access crossings; new culvert crossing in Ditch 13, haul crossing across Ditch 13; and additional grading at the South Cross Canal. The Project will also implement several ecosystem elements that have been designed to offset effects to biological resources resulting from the LEBLS Project activities, through the enhancement of features for sensitive species. The Amended ITP updates the direct impacts of the Project based on the refined Project description, Project footprint, and an updated assessment of Covered Species habitat impacts. See NOD for full details.
- Contact Information
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone : (916) 358-2909
- 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
- Approving Agency Role
- Responsible Agency
- Approved On
- Final Environmental Document Available at
- The Environmental Impact Report and subsequent addenda 1 - 4 prepared by the lead agency for the Amended Project are available to the general public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFW’s administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW’s regional office.
- (1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
- (2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
- (2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
- (2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
- (3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
- (4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
- (5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
- (6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
- Notice of Determination
- 2016092015_draft_NOD_2081-2019-063-02_Amendment_No PDF 290 K draft_CEQAFindings_2081-2019-063-02_Amendment_No PDF 316 K
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