Clear Creek Gravel Augmentation Phase 2A Site Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley), Redding
Document Title
Clear Creek Gravel Augmentation Phase 2A Site Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will inject up to 3,400 cubic yards of gravel in Lower Clear Creek, below the Whiskeytown Reservoir, for the purpose of improving habitat conditions for the benefit of endangered salmon and steelhead. Lower Clear Creek below the reservoir is depleted in gravel bedload, which has caused degraded channel habitat, channel incision, and loss of floodplain connectivity and function. Augmentation of gravel supply helps restore and maintain the balance of sediment, floodplain connectivity, channel migration, habitat formation, and riparian community development. The project will have temporary impacts of 3.7 acres to unvegetated streambed.

Contact Information

Lynn Coster
Agency Name
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Clear Creek Road
Other Location Info
Gold Dredge Trailhead

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15333, Class 33
Reasons for Exemption
This project is Categorically Exempt under CEQA section 15333 because it is a restoration project less than 5 acres in size for the benefit of fish and wildlife. The project will enhance spawning habitat for the benefit of endangered salmon and steelhead. No compensatory mitigation is required for this project.


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