Freeman Diversion Routine Maintenance Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2013-0223-R5)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Fillmore
Document Title
Freeman Diversion Routine Maintenance Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2013-0223-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has amended Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2013- 0223-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to United Water Conservation District as represented by Linda Purpus. The project consists of excavating and relocating approximately 2,010 cubic yards (CY) of sediment that is located along the south bank upstream of the Diversion and at the north and south fish ladder entrance gates. Work upstream of the Diversion in.eludes excavation of sediment to create a 20 ft. wide by 600 ft. long by 2 ft. deep pilot channel. Work downstream of the Diversion includes sediment removal at the north fish ladder entrance gate and at the south fish ladder entrance gate.

Contact Information

Joseph Stanovich
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife South Coast Region
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
2641 W. Los Angeles Avenue
Other Location Info
The project is located at the Vern Freeman Diversion (Diversion) Facility,

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class (1 ); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section (15301) & (15301 )(i)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 consists of the maintenance of existing structures, facilities, and topographical features, included is the maintenance of stream flows and stream channels to protect fish and wildlife resources. Excavation and relocation of sediment that has accumulated in the channel upstream and downstream of the Freeman Diversion shall take place so the diversion functions to its designed capacity, including its ability to allow native fish to traverse upstream.


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