Dennett Dam Removal (Request No. 1652-2018-022-001-R4)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 4 (Fresno) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4)
Document Title
Dennett Dam Removal (Request No. 1652-2018-022-001-R4)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 1652, the California department of Fish and Wildlife has approved the Dennett Dam Removal project submitted by the Tuolumne River Trust. The project includes activities related to the removal of Dennett Dam from the Tuolumne River. Dam components and related debris will be demolished while river flow is diverted around the site through an existing overflow channel in the flood plain of the river. After dam removal, the river channel will be graded, including cut and fill of material to control the discharge of accumulated sediments downstream. The banks of the river will be re-vegetated witha native seed mix and planting afyer re-contouring the site. Topographical/bathymetric surveys of the riverbed will be conducted for three years following construction.

Contact Information
Linda Connolly
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

559 243-4014


37°37'38.61"N 120°59'16.48"W
Cross Streets
9th Street Bridge
Tuolumne River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 33 - S: 15333
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of small projects not to exceed 5 acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife.
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