The City's Public Works Department plans to trim riparian and emergent vegetation as well as remove any accumulated sediment from selected sites within the City limits to enhance channel capacity, storm water flow, as well as mitigate fire hazards minimizing risk to public health and safety .. To the extent possible, work would be done when sites and the surrounding areas are dry and devoid of surface flow. No grubbing or disking would occur as part of the Project. Brushy vegetation will be thinned using pruners, loppers, and/or string trimmers. Willow shrubs located near culverts would be pruned as they have the potential to block the stormwater flow. Goats and/or sheep may be used to remove low-growing vegetation that could result in compromised flows by catching debris. Dead and downed trees and limbs would be removed from drainages and basins. A backhoe may be positioned along ephemeral drainages and/or basins outside the top of bank and used to pick up woody material too large to be removed by hand. In some cases, small tractors may be used to remove large woody material. Invasive non-native vegetation may be controlled by hand removal. Vegetation maintenance is anticipated to occur at all Project sites. See NOE for full details.