Valkov Water Diversion and Stream Crossings Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0049-R 1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Valkov Water Diversion and Stream Crossings Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0049-R 1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to 4 encroachments (Table 1 ). One encroachment is for water diversion from an unnamed tributary to the Mattole River. Water is diverted for domestic use. Work for the water diversion will include use and maintenance of the water diversion infrastructure. The 3 other proposed encroachments are to upgrade or decommission failing and undersized stream crossings. Work for these encroachments will include excavation, removal of the failing crossings, replacement with new properly sized crossings, backfilling and compaction of fill, and rock armoring as necessary to minimize erosion

Contact Information

Nicholas Simpson
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Valentin Valk
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The project to be completed is located within the Mattole River watershed, approximately 2 miles east of the town of Honeydew, County of Humboldt, State of California. The project is located in Section 2, T3S, R1W, Humboldt Base and Meridian; in the Shubric U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle; Assessor's Parcel Number's 107-103-014 and 107-103-015.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project includes replacement and abandonment of existing crossings. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, threatened, or rare species or their habitat pursuant to §15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. 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.


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