Sheriff's Cove Dredging


SCH Number
Public Agency
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District
Document Title
Sheriff's Cove Dredging
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
After the winter storms of 2016/2017, it was discovered that excessive erosion in the watershed above Sheriff's Cove had caused the deposition of thousands of cubic yards of sediment at the mouth of Sheriff's Cove. This sediment not only decreases the storage capacity of Ruth Reservoir, but may also continue to mitigate to the intake for the penstock, be passed into the penstock, and damage the hydroplant. It would also impact the use of the boat dock at Sheriff's Cover, which is the closest launch point for inspections of the log boom or the dam face.

Contact Information

John Friedenbach
Agency Name
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 - Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Existing Facilities

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