Manning Creek Fish Passage Enhancemen


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
Manning Creek Fish Passage Enhancemen
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Ben Ewing

Document Description
The project is limited to the installation of a fish ladder at an existing cement low water crossing on Manning Creek. The existing concrete low water crossing has been acting as a fish passage barrier to Clear Lake hitch (Lavinia exilicauda chi); this project will allow access to spawning habitat upstream of the crossing. Work includes attaching a 12-foot long mild steel ramp downstream of the cement crossing. The ramp will be constructed offsite. The ramp will measure approximately five feet wide at the crossing attachment, 12 feet long, and three feet wide at the downstream entrance. Six to 10 wedge anchors and multiple hinges will be used to attach the ramp to the crossing. Work also includes relocating one to six boulders in the channel downstream of the ladder and trimming back approximately 80 square feet of willows overhanging the creek. The project will be completed when the Manning Creek is dry in the late summer, early fall. The project is expected to take two days to complete on site.

Contact Information
Kelsey Vellaq
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Phone : (916) 358-2885


39°0'27.3"N 122°53'50.2"W
Northern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
3357 Highland Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class (4 and 33); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) and 15333 (Small H
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves a small habitat restoration project and minor alteration to land by constructing a fish ladder to improve access to spawning habitat.


Notice of Exemption
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