Shepp Water Diversion and Stream Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0542-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Shepp Water Diversion and Stream Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0542-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2016-0542-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Mr. John Shepp. The project is limited to four encroachments. Two encroachments are for water diversion from unnamed tributaries to Sholes Creek. Water is diverted for domestic use and irrigation. Work for the water diversion will include modification, use, and maintenance of the water diversion infrastructure. The two other proposed encroachments will upgrade failing and undersized culverts. 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
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Information
The project to be completed is located within the Sholes Creek watershed, approximately 3.7 miles northwest of the town of Ettersburg, County of Humboldt, State of California. The project is located in Section 34, T3S, R1E, Humboldt Base and Meridian; in the Honeydew U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle; Assessor's Parcel Number 108-023-10; latitude 40.1545 N and longitude 124.0623 W at the point of diversion-1 (POD-1), and lattitude 40.1579 N and longitude 124.0623 W at POD-2.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301, 4, Class 1, 4
Reasons for Exemption
The project will permit upgrades for water diversion and road/stream crossings at the project site. 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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