Milburn Pond Isolation Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2020100145
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Milburn Pond Isolation Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/30/2022
Document Description
The project site is bounded by the San Joaquin River to the north and the City of Fresno to the south. The project would isolate the abandoned gravel pit known as Milburn Pond from the San Joaquin River channel to increase native fish survival by reducing movement of non-native warmwater fish species from the pond to the river and movement of native salmonids from the river to the pond. This would be accomplished by modifying the existing berm to fill existing breaches, strengthen weaker berm sections, and raise elevations of low-berm sections to minimize the potential for future breaches. Other improvements would include constructing an equalization saddle with modified French drain within the berm to equalize Milburn Pond with the river during flow fluctuations and creating a high-flow side channel. In addition, rock slope protection and biotechnical erosion protection would be installed to minimize erosion, and an existing access route along the southern and eastern boundary of Milburn Pond would be improved. North Milburn Avenue adjacent to the site may need to be raised approximately 1 foot in low areas to avoid premature overtopping during flood releases from Friant Dam.

Contact Information

Name
Karen Dulik
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Regional Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Fresno
Counties
Fresno
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
North Milburn Ave. and Alluvial Ave.
Zip
93722
Waterways
San Joaquin River
Other Location Info
Located on the Milburn unit of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife San Joaquin River Ecological Reserve

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Water Resources
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Fresno
Final Environmental Document Available at
3374 E Shields Ave Fresno CA 93726

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

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