Ritchey Creek Fish Passage Barrier Removal Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0436-R3)

Summary

SCH Number
2018018099
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 3 (Napa) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3)
Document Title
Ritchey Creek Fish Passage Barrier Removal Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0436-R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project is limited to the removal of the existing 36 inch diameter concrete culver, associated footings, and concrete portion of Spring Road at its crossing with Ritchey Creek, and replacing it with an approximately 35 foot long, 28 feet and 4 inch diameter low profile corrugated metal arch culvert and constructing two concrete footings that will be approximately 37 feet long and 8 feet wide. Vegetated rock slope protection will be used to prevent streambanks from erosion. The project will also remove an approximately 25 foot long, 14 inch diameter metal culvert, from an unnamed gully that carries flow into Ritchey Creek, located approximately 45 feet north of the above referenced road crossing on Ritchey Creek. A small rock ford will be constructed in its place.

Contact Information
Garrett Allen
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

707 944-5565

Location

Other Information
3801 St Helena Highway, Calistoga, Napa County, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C:1, 33 S:15301, 15333
Reasons for Exemption
The project will replace an existing facility (fireroad) on state owned lands, and will improve habitat for fish and wildlife by removing a major barrier to fish passage. The restoration project is less than 5 acres in size.
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