The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Stream bed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0051-R3, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the City of Santa Cruz. The City of Santa Cruz uses a bridge (Newell Creek Access Road Bridge) to gain access to Newell Creek Dam and Loch Lomond Reservoir. The bridge spans Newell Creek and is supported by two in-stream piers and two abutments. In 2018, the City discovered that the foundation for pier 1 was partially exposed and the footing has been scoured. The proposed project will make repairs to the pier footing to prevent further scour.
The project is located at Newell Creek, a tributary to the San Lorenzo River, in the County of Santa Cruz, State of California; Latitude 37.096726, Longitude -122.073034 or Section 3, Township 10S, Range 2W, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map Felton.
Notice of Exemption
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Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project will make repairs to an existing facility, in this case an existing bridge.