Routine Maintenance of Madison-Esparto Region Drainage System (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0279-R2)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 2 (Rancho Cordova) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2)
Document Title
Routine Maintenance of Madison-Esparto Region Drainage System (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0279-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement Number 1600-2016-0279-R2, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District . To minimize flood risk due to impounding or slowing of storm water runoff flows YCFCWCD will implement the following routine maintenance activities: 1) Remove invasive, non-native vegetation from the streambed and banks of the four identified creeks with the project area; 2) Remove small, <1 inch diameter native plant species, primarily sandbar willow, from the bed of the stream channel; 3) Removal of anthropogenic debris that could impeded flows from the stream channel; 4) Limited removal of accumulated sand and gravel aggregate deposited within the stream channel s near vehicle crossings or water diversion structure associated with the four (4) water ways or their tributaries.

Contact Information
Bob Hosea
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2
Northern Central Region 1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Phone : (916) 358-1124


38°35'15.59"N 121°49'04.67"W
Other Location Info
Esparto, Madison
Other Information
approx. 56 sq miles and approx. 22 miles of natural creek and channel; Within Esparto and Madison USGS quadrangles; (Cont. 122'02'23.55"W)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class (1,4,33)-S: (15301i, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Cont.: (...,15333) These maintenance activities intended to remove debris and invasive non-native vegetation from immediate vicinity of road crossings, water diversion, structures, and storm water outflow structures in order to maintain channel design capacities and minimize the risk of flooding and property damage from storm water runoff and agricultural return flows.

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