Muyres Fill Removal, Restoration, and Water Diversion Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0645-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Muyres Fill Removal, Restoration, and Water Diversion Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0645-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0645-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Matthew Muyres. The project is limited to two encroachments. One encroachment is for water diversion from an unnamed tributary to Ryan Slough. Water is diverted for domestic bird irrigation. Work for the water diversion will include retrofit, use, and maintenance of the water diversion infrastructure. One encroachment is to remove fill material from a Class I stream/wetland complex. Work for this encroachment will include excavation and relocation of fill material, approximately 65-foot long by 37-foot wide by 4-foot deep, re-contouring of the disturbed area to match the upstream and downstream bank gradient, replanting of native riparian vegetation, and deployment of erosion control best management practices.

Contact Information

Kalyn Bocast
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Matthew Muyres
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The project to be completed is located within the Ryan Slough watershed, approximately 0.25 miles east of the City of Eureka, County of Humboldt, State of California. The project is located in Section 25, T5N, R1W, Humboldt Base and Meridian; in the Eureka U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle; Assessor’s Parcel Number 016-181-004.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project is limited to two encroachments to permit water diversion and to restore a section of a wetland/stream bank. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.


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