Upper Guadalupe River Reach 6 Aquatic Habitat Improvement Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017012044
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Upper Guadalupe River Reach 6 Aquatic Habitat Improvement Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/26/2019

Document Description
The District proposes to place gravel in the Reach 6 of the Guadalupe River channel to enhance aquatic habitat and fill voids in the Reach 6/3C transition. The District would monitor habitat quality, fish populations, and channel stability in the project areas to determine effectiveness and sustainability of gravel augmentation. The project would be conducted in two phases. Phase 1 would be located at Reach 6 upstream of Virginia Street at two deep pools within the river channel. Construction activities would take 2 to 4 weeks and would occur during the dry season (June 15 through October 15, unless otherwise approved by the regulatory agencies). Construction would require dewatering of up to 1,100 linear feet of the low-flow river channel. The District would stage construction activities at grassy areas on the floodplain east of the river. The District would use haul trucks to move about up to 1,160 cubic yards of gravel from the staging area to the dewatered sections of river via temporary access roads. Project access points would be restored to pre-project conditions. The success of Phase 1 would be evaluated based on both physical habitat and biological conditions. Lessons learned from Phase 1 would be used to direct Phase 2 and to determine if continuation of the project is beneficial and satisfies the objectives. See NOD for full details.

Contact Information
Alex Hunt
Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

Phone : (408) 630-3007

Location

Cities
San Jose
Counties
Santa Clara
Other Location Info
Reach 6 of the Upper Guadalupe River is located near downtown San Jose in Santa Clara County. Reach 6 is bound to the north by Interstate 280 (I-280) and to the west and south by State Highway 87.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Santa Clara Valley Water District 5750 Almaden Expressway San Jose, CA 95118

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 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
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2017012044_NOD_UpperGuadReach6_signed   PDF 875 K
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