Etherton Big Fir Farms Stream Crossings Ponds and Stream Crossings Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0800-R1)

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Summary

SCH Number
2016112028
Lead Agency
Mendocino County
Document Title
Etherton Big Fir Farms Stream Crossings Ponds and Stream Crossings Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0800-R1)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/23/2019
Document Description
The project consists of 2 encroachment(s): Both encroachments are for decommissioning two crossings from an unnamed tributary to Sproul Creek. Work for these encroachments includes the removal of two legacy stream crossings on an unnamed tributary to Sproul Creek. The ATV road/trail will no longer be used. Work will include excavation, removal of the failing culverts (if present), and complete decommissioning by recontouring slopes to match native channel bank slopes, and revegetation with native plantings. Also disclosed in the Notification are two rainwater catchment ponds that providing all irrigation needs for cannabis operations. The excavated pit is 100' x 33' wide and 15'-20' deep with an 180,000-gallon capacity, which is lined with black plastic extending over banks. Filled to capacity no overtopping evident during the wet season of 2019.The pond contains goldfish, aquatic macro, and micro invertebrates. The second sediment rain catchment pond was determined to be placed upon an unstable legacy logging landing and was agreed to be decommissioned.

Contact Information

Name
Christine Hahn Vertical
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Agency Name
County of Mendocino
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Mendocino
Other Location Info
The project is located approximately 6. miles south east of the town of Whitethorn; affecting unnamed tributaries to Sproul Creek in the County of Mendocino, State of California; Section 19, Township 5S, Range 03E; Humboldt Base and Meridian, in the Garberville, Calif. 7.5-minute quadrangle, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map.

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
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

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