Gaffney Water Diversion and Stream Crossings Remediation Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2015-0378-R1)

Summary

SCH Number
2017068131
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 1 (Redding) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1)
Document Title
Gaffney Water Diversion and Stream Crossings Remediation Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2015-0378-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2015-0378-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Mr. Justin Gaffney. The project includes a total 14 encroachments. One encroachment is for water diversion from an unnamed tributary to Cinch Creek. Water is diverted for domestic use. Work for the water diversion will include use and maintenance of the water diversion infrastructure. Two ponds with associated outlets are proposed to be modified. Spillways will be lowered and armored to ensure stability and minimize erosion. In addition, eleven crossings are proposed to be upgraded to be compliant with FGC. Work for these encroachments will include excavation, removal of the failing culverts, replacement with a new properly sized culvert, backfilling and compaction of fill, and rock armoring as necessary to minimize erosion.

Contact Information
David Manthorne
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1
Northern Region 619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501

(530) 225-2300

Location

Coordinates
39.943°'"N 123.487°'"W
Counties
Mendocino
Parcel #
011-690-021
Waterways
Cinch Creek
Township
24N
Range
15W
Section
12
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
13.2 miles northeast of the town of Leggett

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301, 15321, Class 1, 21
Reasons for Exemption
The project will limit water diversion and require infrastructure upgrades. All encroachments were conducted without permits and require remediation to minimize impacts to fish and wildlife resources. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.
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