Brad Freeman Bike Trail Reroute Around Hyatt Security Fencing


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Brad Freeman Bike Trail Reroute Around Hyatt Security Fencing
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will construct a new trailhead and improve public access by rerouting a portion of the Brad Freeman Bike Trail outside of a new security perimeter fence around Hyatt Powerplant. Trail reroute will consist of no more than 28,800 sf (0.66 ac) of disturbed area in total. Soil will not be imported or exported except at SFWP penstock crossing where approx 60 yards of fill (base rock and road base) will be required to build trail up to the level required to cross the existing corrugated metal arch pipe under Oro Dam Blvd. 3 culverts or bridges will be used so cross 3 intermittent drainages/swales that are not tributaries to the Feather River. A bridge or culvert will be used to cross the South Feather Water and Power bypass drainage and a bridge will also be used to cross the Palermo Canal. A new trailhead is required to replace the parking area near the Hyatt guard shack and will consist of a gravel parking area, boulders to control vehicle access, and a pipe gate. Approx 16,000 sf (0.37 ac) of parking will require 450 cuyd of 3/4" minus gravel to be imported (9-in thick surface).

Contact Information

Robin Carter
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Oro Dam Blvd near Oro Powerhouse Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the minor alteration of an existing facility involving no expansion beyond current use and minor alterations in the condition of land and vegetation that will not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. The trail reroute is less than one mile and will only consist of about an acre of disturbance.

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