El Dorado Irrigation District (District or Applicant)
The Project size is 0.42 acres. The purpose of the Project is to stabilize the Oyster Creek watershed to prevent erosion associated with leakage flows from Silver Lake. The District will use bioengineering materials (e.g., coir logs, native vegetation, on-site woody material) and rock to stabilize high risk erosion sites in the Oyster Creek
watershed. All work will be done using hand tools. Minimal in-water work may occur. The District is required to implement the Project under conditions in its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERG) El Dorado Hydroelectric Project license (FERG Project No. 184).
The Project is located on Oyster Creek, approximately five miles southwest of
the town of Kirkwood.
Notice of Exemption
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Reasons for Exemption
The Class 33 categorical exemption applies because the Project is less than five acres and assures maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife, as defined by California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, section 15333.