Scotts Flat Spillway Lower Plunge Pool Inspection and Survey (SAA No. 1600-2018-0192-R2)

Summary

SCH Number
2018098082
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 2 (Rancho Cordova) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2)
Document Title
Scotts Flat Spillway Lower Plunge Pool Inspection and Survey (SAA No. 1600-2018-0192-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project is limited to the inspection and survey of the Scotts Flat spillway lower plunge pool. To accomplish this, the Permittee will dewater the lower plunge pool to provide adequate access for its inspection and survey. The plunge pool is approximately 0.25 acres and approximately 10 feet deep. Dewatering will entail pumping plunge pool waters from the plunge pool into the immediately adjacent and downstream Deer Creek. This portion of deer Creek flows for 0.4 miles into the Lower Scotts Flats Resevoir. Dewatering will be accomplished using a motorized pump and a (less than) 200 foot hose. It is estimated that it will take no more than 2 days to pump the estimated two acre-feet of Lower Plunge Pool water, with additional intermittent pumping as necessary to maintain access for inspection and survey. Aquatic species rescue will be implemented after initial dewatering. Upon completion of dewatering, inspection and survey work will be performed.

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

916 358-2842

Location

Cities
Nevada City
Counties
Nevada
Other Location Info
Scotts Flat Reservoir, 15576 Pasquale Road, Nevada City

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, C:4
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves only minor alterations to land and water and does not require the removal of any healthy, mature trees or impacts to listed species.
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