McPherson Water Diversion and Stream Crossing Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0041-R1)

Summary

SCH Number
2017068297
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 1 (Redding) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1)
Document Title
McPherson Water Diversion and Stream Crossing Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0041-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 1600-2017-0041-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Mr. Jeff McPherson. The project is limited to 5 encroachments. Encroachments 1 and 2 are for water diversion from an existing 30-foot deep well and a second existing shallow well hydrologically connected to Van Duzen River. Water is diverted for irrigation and domestic use. Work for the water diversion will include use and maintenance of the water diversion to Van Duzen River: encroachment 3 includes reshaping the stream channel to direct water into the original channel, and placement of a 24-inch x 40-foot long culvert. Encroachments 4 and 5 include installation of rocked fords.

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

(707) 964-4830

Location

Counties
Trinity
Township
1N
Range
6E
Section
17, 18
Base
HBM
Other Information
This project is located within the Van Duzen River watershed, approximately 1.5 miles northwest of the town of Mad River, County of Trinity, State of California. Base: Humboldt Base and Meridian; in the Dinsmore U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute quadrangle.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301, 2, 4, Class 1, 2, 4
Reasons for Exemption
The project includes diversion of water from an existing well and placement of one culvert and two rocked ford stream crossings. 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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