Steelhead Monitoring Plan and Chinook Salmon Collections and Transportation (Amendment No. 4 and Extension to Streambed Alteration Agreement...

Summary

SCH Number
2019100541
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 - Central, Fresno (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4)
Document Title
Steelhead Monitoring Plan and Chinook Salmon Collections and Transportation (Amendment No. 4 and Extension to Streambed Alteration Agreement...
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/28/2019
Project Applicant
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing Amendment No. 4 to the Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 160b 2012-0187-R4 issued to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Joaquin River Restoration Program. The Project consists of the Trap and Haul study, involving the active collection of fall-run Chinook salmon (Onchorhynchus tshawytscha) to be actively spawned or_be tagged with a visible tag (some will receive an additional acoustic tag) and transported and released back into the San Joaquin River upstream near the State Route 99 bridge crossing; the Steelhead Monitoring Program, involving the capture of steelhead (Oncoryhnchus mykiss), collection of data measurements, and releasing the fish back into the river immediately after processing; and the Spawning Location Monitoring study, involving the monitoring of natural and artificial redds. The Amendment No. 4 increases the duration of trap and haul activities, acoustic emergence trap activities, and redd grate study activities. The extension extends the Agreement expiration date to November 2, 2022.

Contact Information
Jim Kitch
Department of Fish and Wildlife Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014 ext. 233

Location

Counties
Fresno Madera Merced Stanislaus
Other Location Info
The study and monitoring will take place in multiple areas of the San Joaquin River, Restoration Area between Friant Dam and the Merced River confluence. The spawning location monitoring activities will take place between Friant Bridge (Road 206) to the Highway 99 overpass, and the trap and haul and steelhead monitoring activities will take place in the following areas: See attached NOE

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The Project includes studies to evaluate the success of trap and haul methods and to evaluate spawning locations selected by Chinook salmon. No significant environmental impacts will result if the Project is completed under the protective features included in Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2012-0187-R4, as amended.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019100541 2012-0187_NOE_Amend4   PDF 1024 K

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