City of Fortuna Watermain Replacement Appurtenant Culvert Replacement Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0279-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
City of Fortuna Watermain Replacement Appurtenant Culvert Replacement Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0279-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project is limited to 1 encroachment. The proposed encroachment is a culvert draining subsurface culverted stormwater from surrounding suburban and agricultural areas into Strong’s Creek a tributary to the Eel River. The work required is to maintain and upgrade a failing and undersized culvert draining into a stream crossing. Work for this encroachment 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
Cheri Sanville
Department of Fish and Wildlife Northern Region
Lead/Public Agency
619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 441-5901


Other Location Info
The project is located within the Lower Eel watershed, within the City of Fortuna’s limits, County of Humboldt, State of California; Section 01, T2N, R1W, Humboldt Base and Meridian, in the Fortuna U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle; Assessor’s Parcel Number 202-051-008; latitude 40.5897N and longitude -124.13440W at the encroachment.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 2; California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The project replaces an existing structure where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced. 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.


Notice of Exemption
2020080236_1600-2020-0279-R1_HUM_City_of_Fortuna_Water_Main_Pipe_Culvert_NOE   PDF 69 K

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