Pleasant Grove Canal Diversion Dam (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0286-R2)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 - Northern Central, Rancho Cordova (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2)
Document Title
Pleasant Grove Canal Diversion Dam (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0286-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Placer County Water Agency

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0286-R2, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the Placer County Water Agency as represented by Ben Ransom. The project is limited to the operation and maintenance of the Pleasant Grove Canal Diversion Dam. The Pleasant Grove Canal Diversion Dam is a seasonal flashboard dam with two trapezoidal abutments connected with a concrete sill. The dam is five to six feet tall and 26 feet wide. The abutments support a flat car bridge. The sill supports a hinged metal I-beam check structure which supports the flashboards, when installed, or lays flat when not in use. The I-beams are held up with pins when the flashboards are installed. A steel headwall and two conical fish screens are located at the entrance to the Pleasant Grove Canal just upstream of the dam. Each screen is placed on a 15-foot by 15-foot pile supported steel base and connected to a 4-foot diameter culvert pipe to convey the screened water into the canal. The purpose of the screens is to prevent entrainment of fish in the canal.

Contact Information
Gabriele Quillman
Department of Fish and Wildlife North Central Region
1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Phone : (916) 358-2955


38°51'29.8"N 121°23'13.2"W
Cross Streets
The project is located at Auburn Ravine, in the County of Placer, State of California
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under Class 1 because it consists of the operation and maintenance of an existing facility (the Pleasant Grove Canal Diversion Dam) with no expansion of use.


Notice of Exemption
2020040027_2019-0286_NOE   PDF 284 K

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