Lookout Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration and Flood Improvement Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) and Native Plant Protection Act (NPPA) Incident

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Summary

SCH Number
2019039136
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Lookout Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration and Flood Improvement Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) and Native Plant Protection Act (NPPA) Incident
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/10/2021
Document Description
This Project involves restoring and permanently protecting approximately 3,100 acres of tidal wetlands and improving flood storage in the Yolo Bypass. Project activities include a levee setback, levee improvements, invasive species control, removal of buildings and structure, construction of channels and ponds and utility access peninsulas, grading, revegetation, levee lowering and breaching. The Project will permanently impact Giant Garter Snake habitat (164 acres of aquatic, 331 acres of summer upland habitat, 109 acres of winter refugia); temporarily impact 1.7 acres of Delta Smelt and Longfin Smelt shallow water habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of Giant Garter Snake and Longfin Smelt, which are designated as threatened species under CESA, and Delta Smelt, which is designated as an endangered species under CESA. The Project will also permanently impact 120 square feet of Mason’s lilaeopsis and is expected to result in its take, which is designated as a rare species under the NPPA. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA and NPPA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information

Name
Andy Rockrvier
Agency Name
Responsible Agency
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Counties
Solano
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The Project is located in the Cache Slough Complex, in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, approximately 10 miles north of the City of Rio Vista, in Solano County.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Attachments

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