Greenfield Ranch Association Reservoir (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019- 0304-R1)

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Summary

SCH Number
2019070453
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 1E (Eureka) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1E)
Document Title
Greenfield Ranch Association Reservoir (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019- 0304-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/25/2019
Project Applicant
Toby Rodriques

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wi ldlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0304-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Greenfield Ranch Association, represented by Toby Rodriques. The project is the diversion and impoundment of in-stream waters of Eldridge Creek for recreation and storage for emergency fire use. The point of diversion is a historic concrete dam, 23 feet tall and 40 feet wide. At the base of the dam is a fish-passable four-foot by four~foot gateway which can be shut with a sluice gate. Beside this gate Is an adjustable valve that allows bypass flow when the sluice gate is closed. The project impounds water from approximately May 15 to November 15 of each year, diverting no more than 10% of flow to fill the reservoir. Once full, the project bypasses 100% flow. Drawdown of the reservoir results in no more than 120% flow, and includes measures to prevent the take of salmonids and other aquatic species that remain in the reservoir over the summer.

Contact Information
Daniel Harrington
Department of Fish and Wildlife
619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 456-0335

Location

Counties
Mendocino
Other Location Info
The project is on Eldridge Creek, approximately 5.2 miles west of the junction of SR101 and SR20, approximately 4 miles upstream from Forsythe Creek, and approximately 800 feet downstream from the crossing of Eldridge Creek by Main Ranch Road, near Redwood Valley, in the County of Mendocino, State of California; Section 16, Township 16N, Range 13W; Mt. Diablo Base and Meridian, in the Orr Springs, Calif. U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle. Latitude 39.2467'\ Longitude -123.3042°.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is the continuing operation of a dam and seasonal water impoundment. The project does not propose any expansion of use and includes measures to minimize impacts to fish and wildlife.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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