CAD Rock Diversion Dam - Cowell Ditch #2 Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No.1600-2019 .. Q051-R4).


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
CAD Rock Diversion Dam - Cowell Ditch #2 Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No.1600-2019 .. Q051-R4).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Stream bed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0051-R4, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Mike Bettencourt. The Project involves activities related to the one-time construction of a rock diversion dam in the Merced River at the head of the Cowell Ditch #2. Dam installation will result in backing up water and guiding flow into the diversion ditch.

Contact Information

Carrie Swanberg
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Mike Bettencourt
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The Project will occur in and adjacent to the Merced River, at river mile 35.2; approximately 7.4 miles southwest of the community of Snelling, Merced County, California; southwest¼ of Section 28, Township 5 South, Range 13 East, USGS 7.5 Minute Quad Map Snelling, MDB & M; Latitude 37°27'47.05"N1 Longitude 120°33'09.83"W.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The Project includes activities involved in the operation of existing diversion ditches; The Project is not intended to expand an existing facility use. The Project will not have significant environmental impacts if it is completed under the protective features of Stream bed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0051-R4.


Notice of Exemption

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