Mertens Emergency Levee Repair Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
Document Title
Mertens Emergency Levee Repair Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Proposed project would repair sections of a failing levee system, which runs adjacent to Sonoma Creek. To accomplish this, material excavated from the adjacent borrow pond on-site will be used to cap the damaged levee sections to match the adjacent elevations and fill the scoured core sections. Approx 200 to 250 lf of the levee will be filled and repaired using up to 200 cy of excavated native material. The purpose of the project is only to repair the levee to pre-existing conditions, which provided protection from uncontrolled flooding. The areas nearby protected by the levee include an essential multi-parcel access road, an active North Coast Railroad Authority railroad line and active farms.

Contact Information

Xavier Fernandez
Agency Name
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The project will consist of repairing existing structures damaged by extreme weather to the min extent necessary to alleviate the immediate emergency of uncontrolled flood damage.

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