The project is limited to one encroachment. The one proposed encroachment is to
upgrade a failing and undersized stream crossing. Work for this encroachment will include excavation, removal of the failing crossing, replacement with new properly sized crossing, backfilling and compaction of fill, and rock armoring as necessary to minimize erosion.
Project activities at stream crossing 1 require pre-construction surveys by a Designated Biologist only if surface water is present one week before construction or becomes present during construction. The Permittee disclosed additional features of interest. The Notification demonstrates that these stream crossings are neither in good condition nor meeting current performance standards. Existing stream crossings disclosed in the Notification, but not included as 1602 projects with fees, are not covered under this Agreement. If maintenance (such as armoring) and/or replacement become necessary, that work must be covered by a major amendment or a separate Notification.
The Notification also discloses the use of two wells located at Lat/Long 39.7268, -123.1528 (Well #1), and 39.7245, - 123.1532 (Well #2). These wells are presented as the sole sources of water for all needs on the property. Based on then available resources, well #1 may be hydraulically connected to streams and/or springs and shall be evaluated for potential impacts from commercial cannabis irrigation use through Mendocino County’s cannabis cultivation permit.
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.