North Cow Creek/Bella Vista Siphon Removal and Fish Passage Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020050516
Lead Agency
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
Document Title
North Cow Creek/Bella Vista Siphon Removal and Fish Passage Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/26/2020
Project Applicant
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District

Document Description
The project will remove the abandoned Bella Vista Water District siphon structure in North Cow Creek, which acts as a barrier to migrating aquatic species including Chinook salmon and steelhead. The concrete structure will be removed and disposed of off-site and the stream bed will be re-contoured to allow immediate fish passage for all life-stages of fish upon completion of the project. The project will be implemented during the late summer when flows are lowest and all stream flow will be piped around the project area to conduct in-stream work. The purpose is to benefit fisheries habitat in North Cow Creek.

Contact Information
Ross Perry
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
6270 Parallel Road
Anderson, CA 96007

Phone : (530) 776-9420

Location

Coordinates
40°35'28.5"N 122°13'36"W
Cities
Palo Cedro
Counties
Shasta
Waterways
North Cow Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR §15333
Reasons for Exemption
The project's impact will be less than five acres (approximately 0.5 acres); the goal of the project is to improve fisheries habitat in North Cow Creek by removing a barrier to migration; there will be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species; there are no hazardous materials at or around the project area that will be disturbed or removed; the project has been done in accordance to CDFW and NOAA Fisheries guidelines.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020050516_North Cow Creek   PDF 697 K

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