Lower Deer Creek Flood and Ecosystem Improvement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Lower Deer Creek Flood and Ecosystem Improvement Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Valley Floor Agriculture

Document Description
The proposed project includes a variety of design measures, including levee setbacks, bank stabilization, flood easements, bridge improvements, diversion structure improvements, and levee improvements. Upstream of Red Bridge, setback and raised levees are proposed to improve flood protection. Downstream from Red Bridge to the Stanford-Vina Ranch Irrigation Company (SVRIC) Diversion Dam, bridge and levee improvements, coupled with levee setbacks, floodplain lowering, and flood easements, are proposed to convey higher flows and large wood through the bridge and to allow some natural channel migration and increased floodplain inundation and function. South of the SVRIC Diversion Dam, the dam access road would be improved and a canal cutoff structure installed to improve flood protection. Downstream of the dam to Highway 99, removal of non-USACE levees and berms is proposed to widen the floodway to allow greater flow conveyance, channel migration, and natural development of instream habitat. Improvements to USACE levees and installation of bank protection are also proposed just upstream of Highway 99 to maintain flood protection. Further downstream, levee improvements and a new levee are proposed to protect valuable existing pasture and infrastructure, and an easement is proposed to allow channel migration at the downstream end of the creek. In China Slough, grading, vegetation management, and culvert improvement are proposed to enhance conveyance through the slough.

Contact Information
Amy Lyons
CA Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
2440 Main Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Phone : (530) 528-7439

CA Department of Water Resources
Project Applicant


Town of Vina
Northern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Leininger Road, Highway 99
State Highways
Highway 99
Union Pacific
Deer Creek Ranch
Vina Elementary
Sacramento River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Public Services Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)


NOC_Lower_Deer_Creek_signed   PDF 444 K NOP_Lower_Deer_Creek_12-09-20   PDF 542 K
State Comments
2020120149_CDFW Comment   PDF 380 K 2020120149_NAHC Comment   PDF 465 K

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