Caples Spillway Channel Stabilization Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
El Dorado Irrigation District
Document Title
Caples Spillway Channel Stabilization Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Project implements the Caples Spillway Channel Stabilization Plan for El Dorado Irrigation District. The Caples Spillway Channel Stabilization Plan includes work within the bed and bank of the spillway channel. The State Water Board issued a water quality certification pursuant to section 401 of the Clean Water Act on March 4, 2020, which limits work within the bed and bank from August 1 to September 30. Due to the high demand for helicopters caused by wildfires in California, a helicopter to transport materials required for construction has not been available. Per the request of El Dorado Irrigation District, the State Water Board Deputy Director of the Division of Water Rights has extended the timeframe for Project construction to November 30, 2020.

Contact Information

Jordan Smith
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
El Dorado Irrigation District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Caples Lake

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 33, §15333
Reasons for Exemption
Project is a stream bank stabilization and restoration project that is less than five acres in size. Informal consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service concluded the Project is not likely to adversely affect the Yosemite toad, Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, or critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog. There is no reasonable possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances.


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