Bolsa Road Fish Passage Improvements Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0011 -R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Bolsa Road Fish Passage Improvements Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0011 -R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0011-R3, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Vincent Gin/Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water). The purpose of the project is to restore steelhead fish passage by creating a riffle-pool channel for approximately 1,700 linear feet downstream of an existing dysfunctional Denil fish ladder.

Contact Information

Mayra Molina
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Clara
Other Location Info
The project is located in the Pajaro River Watershed along Uvas-Carnadero Creek in unincorporated Santa Clara County, State of California; Latitude: 36.969371, Longitude: -121.542772.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 33 consists of projects not to exceed five acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or predation of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife provided that: (a) There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rate or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065, (b) There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed, and (c) 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. Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. None of the conditions noted under CEQA 15300.2 apply.


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