Bay Flat Road Ditch Excavation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 (North Coast), Santa Rosa
Document Title
Bay Flat Road Ditch Excavation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project would include removal of sediment and invasive plants at six adjacent locations along Bay Flat Road. The ditches currently receive storm water from the road and hillslope seeps, and exhibit wetland swale characteristics. The project will include excavation of the ditch to the design depth of one foot and 3.5 feet wide. Excavation will not permanently change hydrology of adjacent wetlands, but will allow for greater capacity to address current flooding since the ditches have not been cleared since the 1990s. The ditches should continue to exhibit wetland swale characteristic with regrowth of the native plants and thus, impacts to 0.03 acres of wetlands will be temporary.

Contact Information

Gil Falcone
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 (North Coast), Sa
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves maintenance of the existing roadside ditch to the design depth of the structure for the purpose public safety flood control, with no expansion of use.

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