Putah-Cache Arundo Eradication Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Yolo County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Putah-Cache Arundo Eradication Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Yolo County Resource Conservation District
Present Land Use
85% Agricultural Intensive (A-N} zone, 13% Agricultural Extensive (A-X) zone, 2% municipal.

Document Description
Giant reed, or Arundo (Arundo donax) chokes out waterways, uses three times as much water as other riparian vegetation, can lead to flooding and wildfire, and provides no habitat value for wildlife. The Yolo County RCD will work to control 256 acres of arundo and about 200 salt cedar (Tamarix parviflora) in the Putah-Cache Creek watershed, which includes the westside tributaries of the Union School Slough, Willow Slough and Dry Creek. It also includes Pleasants Creek in Solano County. Control on non-natives will use EPA wetland approved herbicides and physical control/reduction methods. Heavy equipment (mowers) will not be used in creek areas, except for Capay Valley.

Contact Information
Heather Nichols
Yolo County Resource Conservation District
221 West Court Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Phone : (530) 661-1688 ext. 12


38°45'33.8"N 122°08'43.8"W
Guinda, Capay, Yolo Winters Woodland
Solano Yolo
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
16, 128, 31
Cache and Putah Creeks

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Restoration: Invasive Plant Control/Removal)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Economics/Jobs Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 3 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento)


Environmental Document
Summary Form   PDF 133 K YCRCD Arundo CEQA MND IS 2019-0820_FINAL   PDF 3202 K
NOC   PDF 1197 K
State Comments
2019089063 RWQCB   PDF 1231 K 2019089063_ CVFPB_Yolo_From_   PDF 673 K 2019089063_CDFW   PDF 792 K
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