Extensive floodwaters caused an unnamed creek running through a 6 ft culvert under the roadway to top its bank and wash over road. Additionally debris clogged the culvert inlet creating water pressure which undermined the road and the slope embankment at the culvert inlet. Edge of roadway was undermined, scouring base, sub base and washing out embankment. The proposed project includes work performed to conduct road patching repairs, and clearing of fallen trees resultant from the storm.
After reviewing the project and its setting, the Environmental Coordinator for the county of Tuolumne has determined that the project is statutorily exempt from review under CEQA pursuant to section 15269 and section 15301 of the State CEQA guidelines b/c emergency repair and restoration projects are exempt as defined in section 15269 and b/c Little Fuller Rd is an existing roadway facility as defined in section 15301.