Valentine Dam Removal and Water Diversion Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0266-R 1)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 1 - Eureka (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1)
Document Title
Valentine Dam Removal and Water Diversion Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0266-R 1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Mr. Robert Valentine

Document Description
The project is limited to one ( 1) encroachment. Encroachment 1 includes removal of an unpermitted dam and water diversion infrastructure, and installation of new, appropriately-designed water diversion infrastructure. New water diversion infrastructure shall not be installed or utilized until design plans have been submitted to CDFW for review and concurrence as described in the Agreement. Water will be diverted for landscape irrigation. Work for the water diversion will include installation, use and maintenance of the water diversion infrastructure.

Contact Information
Angela Liebenberg
Department of Fish and Wildlife
619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 964-4830


Other Location Info
The project to be completed is located within the Point Arena River watershed, approximately 5 miles northwest of the town of Gualala, County of Mendocino, State of California. The project is located in Section 2, T11 N, R16W, Mt. Diablo Base and Meridian; in the Gualala U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15321, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project includes removal of an unpermitted dam at the request of California Department of Fish and Wildlife law enforcement staff. The project will also include a new water diversion complying with protective conditions included in the Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat from the remediation work, as permitted, pursuant to section 15065. There are no known hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The remediation 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
2020090351_Valentine Dam Removal and Water Diversion   PDF 328 K

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