Laguna Channel Routine Maintenance (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0218-R5)

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Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
Laguna Channel Routine Maintenance (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0218-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
CDFW has executed lake and streambed alteration agreement no. 1600-2016-0218-R5, pursuant to section 1602 of the fish and game code to the city of Santa Barbara public works dept represented by Sara Iza and Chris Toth. The project is a continuance of routine maintenance activities within Laguna Channel previously permitted with CDFW under streambed alteration agreements 5-476-9, 1600-2008-0388-R5, and 1600-2014-0246-R5. Continued routine maintenance activities will consist of vegetation removal and thinning in a patchwork pattern along Laguna Channel, a distance of approx 1,700 lf, starting from Cabrillo Blvd over Laguna Channel to HWY 101. Non-native and invasive vegetation such as water hyacinth will be removed. Native aquatic vegetation will be thinned by cutting the stems to just below water level, a height of 6-12 in above the root structure. All native vegetation root structures will remain in place. Previously restored banks and tops of banks will not be disturbed. There will be no tree removal occurring. Vegetation removal and thinning activities will take place using hand tools, a small boat, and roll off boxes located at the top of the banks away from all previous restoration areas. Routine maintenance activities are proposed once a year.

Contact Information
Sarah Rains
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5
South Coast Region 3883 Ruffin Rd
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (805) 498-2385


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves the maintenance and minor alteration of an existing facility involving negligible or no expansion of capacity.

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