CAD Rock Diversion Dams Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No.1600-2020-0046-R4).


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
CAD Rock Diversion Dams Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No.1600-2020-0046-R4).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2020-0046-R4, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the applicant, Merced Irrigation District. The Project involves activities related to one-time construction rock diversion dams in the Merced River at the heads of three existing diversion ditches. Dam installation will result in backing up water and guiding flow into the diversion ditches. The Project also includes construction and removal of a temporary rock crossing to allow access at one location.

Contact Information

Linda Connolly
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife Central Region
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Merced Irrigation District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The Project will occur at three (3) locations within the Merced River near the community of Snelling, in Merced County. The locations are related to the rock diversions to the Cuneo Ditch, Cook & Dale Ditch, and Cowell Ditch No. 1.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Project includes activities involved in the operation of existing diversion ditches. The Project is not intended to expand an existing facility use. The Project will not have significant environmental impacts if it is completed under the protective features of Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0046-R4.


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