Carr-Fire Pollution Mitigation Project: Post Fire Response

Summary

SCH Number
2018118303
Lead Agency
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Carr-Fire Pollution Mitigation Project: Post Fire Response
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/19/2018

Document Description
As a result of the 2018 Carr Fire in Shasta County, a large portion of lands within the burn area east of Redding were denuded of most all vegetation. As a result, significant risk exists for large scale development of sediment plumes along roadside portions of steep burned slopes. The failure to stabilize roadside areas could result in the development and movement of storm related sediment plumes and subsequent, sediment laden stream flows. The sediment plumes have a significant potential to impact roads and threaten inhabited structures. Slope generated sediment also has the potential to significantly impact pump stations which provide drinking water to the city of Redding and the town of Bella Vista. Long term impacts to watersheds within the Carr Fire Burn area include the creation of debris dams within impacted stream channels along with channel bars that could direct stream flows onto adjacent banks exacerbating natural rates of erosion and sediment generation throughout the year. Through the stabilization of soils, spawning beds and fisheries in the Sacramento River can be protected from sediment and toxic substances that can be found in stormwater runoff generated at burned sites.

Contact Information
Chester Anderson
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
6270 Parallel Road
Anderson, CA 96007

Phone : (530) 776-9322

Location

Cities
Redding
Counties
Shasta
Other Location Info
Old Shasta

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
15269
Reasons for Exemption
Projects to maintain, repair, restore, demolish, or replace property or facilities damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster in a disaster stricken area in which a state of emergency has been proclaimed by the Governor pursuant to the California Emergency Services Act.
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