Lewis Creek Bridge Debris Removal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley), Sacramento
Document Title
Lewis Creek Bridge Debris Removal Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The National Park Service will remove a logjam approx 130' downstream of the Lewis Creek Bridge, along with aggraded bed material up to 80' upstream of the bridge. The aggraded material will be removed to form a channel approx 30' wide at the bottom, to match the span of the bridge. This will reestablish a path for high water flows and creek bed material to pass under the bridge and downstream into the Kings River during future flood events. In the short term, if the material is not removed from under the bridge, and the outflow channel cleared, the Lewis Creek Bridge will likely by overtopped or bypassed by near-future high water events, with consequent damage to the bridge and road. In that case, motor vehicle access to Cedar Grove would cease until emergency repairs could be done (which could involve construction of a new bridge or bridges).

Contact Information

Matthew Scroggins
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley),
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Kings Canyon National Park near Cedar Grove
State Highways
SR 180
Lewis Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The issuance of this Order and the activities described herein meet the exemption criteria under CA Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301. Repair or maintenance of existing public structures.

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