Stevens Creek Fish Counter Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018- 0316-R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Stevens Creek Fish Counter Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018- 0316-R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Stream bed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2018-0316-R3, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Vincent Gin/Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water). The Project involves the installation and removal of a VAKI River watcher fish counter (VAKI) at the upstream end of the Fremont fish ladder and a computer housing on concrete pad above the top of the creek bank. The VAKI is designed to digitally record the number, timing , and size of steel head (Oncorhynchus mykiss) migrating through the ladder in support of the Permittee's Fisheries and Aquatic Habitat Collaborative Effort (FAHCE) program .

Contact Information

Mayra Molina
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Clara
Other Location Info
The Stevens Creek Fish Counter Project (Project) is part of the Coyote Watershed and located in Stevens Creek in the City of Sunnyvale, County of Santa Clara, State of California; Latitude: 37.355517, Longitude: -122.061648.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure.


Notice of Exemption

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