Dominie Creek Fish Passage Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 (North Coast), Santa Rosa
Document Title
Dominie Creek Fish Passage Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the project is to remove an existing barrier to fish passage at PM 39. 78 of US 101 at Dominie Creek by replacing the existing concrete box culvert with a full span bridge. Caltrans proposes to implement a fish passage improvement project on Dominie Creek to address California Endangered Species Act (CESA) mitigation requirements for the incidental take of State-listed species associated with the proposed Dr. Fine Bridge Replacement Project. The project on Dominie Creek would address a high-priority stream crossing identified for fish passage remediation in Caltrans District 1 by removing a known impediment to Coho salmon, Chinook salmon, and steelhead trout migration (i.e., replacing the concrete box culvert with a full span bridge) and improving access to an estimated 8,400 feet (1.6 miles) of habitat above US 101.

Contact Information

Brandon Stevens
Agency Name
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Smith River
Del Norte
Other Location Info
State Route 101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project will address the existing barrier to fish passage at Dominie Creek by the replacing the existing concrete box culvert with a full span bridge. The project will not result in an expansion of existing facilities.


Notice of Exemption

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