Water Resources, Department of
(California Department of Water Resources)
Fish Facility Boat Launch Access
NOE - Notice of Exemption
To improve access to the boat launch site, DFD will install a staircase adjacent to the boat launch. DFD staff will install a prefabricated metal walkway and stairway above the highwater line along the embankment of Clifton Court Forebay. Rip rap on site will be moved by hand for installing anchoring T-posts. T-posts will be installed utilizing an auger to dig post holes and filling the holes with concrete. After the T-posts are installed, the rip rap will be placed in the original location. DFD staff will use a backhoe to bring in supplies and a boom truck to place the walkway and stairway. DFD staff will remove vegetation with hand tools as needed. DFD staff will use a dump truck to place aggregate base on the stairway access roadway. DFD staff will utilize a grader to spread the aggregate base. A compactor will be used to compact the roadway. All staging of equipment will be on the paved roadway and boat ramp. The entire project is within the DWR ROW.
The State Water Project provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt b/c it involves data collection without major disturbance to an environmental resource. This project will not result in impacts to special state species or habitat. Because this activity can be implemented w/o any significant environmental impacts, the categorical exemption class 6 will be used for CEQA compliance.