Auxiliary 650 Thousand Gallon Water Storage System


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Auxiliary 650 Thousand Gallon Water Storage System
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the project is to 1) enhance summer rearing habitat in Peters and Pescadero Creeks for the benefit of endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead by constructing an auxillary water storage system large enough to allow the Park to operate on stored water and eliminate diversion from Peters Creek from June 15 through October 31, 2) to restore access to 4.48 miles of headwater streams containing critical summer thermal refugia habitat for juvenile salmonids by removing the legacy diversion structure, and 3) to protect juvenile salmonids that may be present during diversion operation by installing a CDFW and NMFS approved fish screen on the Park's existing diversion.

Contact Information

Sheila Branon
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Other Information
Portola Redwoods State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CLass 3,4,33
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures and the minor public alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and projects not to exceed five acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife.

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