Merced River lnstream and Off-channel Habitat Rehabilitation Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
Merced River lnstream and Off-channel Habitat Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Project Applicant
Merced Irrigation District

Document Description
The Proposed Project will re-grade and rehabilitate over 7 acres of riparian and upland habitat, 1.7 acres of salmonid spawning habitat, 3.9 acres of seasonally inundated juvenile rearing habitat, and approximately 13 acres of the Merced River channel. Approximately 65,000 cubic yards of material will be excavated and sorted from dredger tailing piles including floodplain recontouring and side channel creation. The State Lands Commission action is an approval of a 10-year General Lease - Public Agency through August 22, 2029.

Contact Information
Lucien Pino
California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento, CA 95825-8202

Phone : (916) 574-1900


Other Location Info
Sovereign land in the Merced River, near town of Snelling

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California State Lands Commission
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The lead agency for the project, Merced Irrigation District, adopted the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and Mitigation Monitoring Program and approved the project on June 6, 2019. The California State Lands Commission has considered the MND as prepared for this project by Merced Irrigation District. The MND and the record of project approval may be examined at the above shown California State Lands Commission Sacramento office address.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
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