Novy Rice Zenkus Fish Passage Improvement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 (North Coast), Santa Rosa
Document Title
Novy Rice Zenkus Fish Passage Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The goal of the project is to improve habitat conditions, water quality, and fish passage on the main-stem Shasta River. The project includes irrigation dam improvements, fish screen relocation and improvements, and irrigation pipeline installation. Relocating the fish screen to the point of diversion will reduce fish entrainment in irrigation canals and eliminate the need for the existing fish return bypass channel, which results in warm water discharges to the Shasta River and potential fish stranding. Piping irrigation water will reduce ditch loss in the system and will result in a reduction of the quantity of water diverted.

Contact Information

Jake Shannon
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 (North Coast), Sa
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project will address a fish passage velocity barrier on the Shasta River, provide adequate fish screening at an existing point of diversion, and improve existing irrigation conveyance facilities. The project does not exceed the size of limits of categorical exemption 15333 and is not the result of enforcement action.

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