Butte Valley Wildlife Area Wetlands Management Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Butte Valley Wildlife Area Wetlands Management Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this Project is to maximize water use efficiency, restore wetland acreage within the wildlife area, and improve wetland resources for migratory and resident bird species. Project components include: replacing dilapidated CMP risers and pipes used for wetland management, refurbishing existing perimeter levees, establishing a new water delivery system to more efficiently supply managed wetlands, filling existing borrow ditches excavated during past construction of perimeter levees, reconfiguring existing managed wetland units increase the quantity of flooded wetlands, and restoring historic wetland acreage through the creation of a series of swales and potholes.

Contact Information

Jake Shannon
Agency Name
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Project Applicant



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The Project will result in minor grading associated with the enhancement and development of seasonal wetlands and the replacement of existing, inefficient water diversion infrastructure.


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