Novy Ranches – Willow Ck Diversion Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020120196
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Novy Ranches – Willow Ck Diversion Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/11/2020
Present Land Use
Agriculture

Document Description
The project is limited to the act of diverting water from a single POD from Willow Creek. The activities include the operation and maintenance of the diversion, such as removal of sediment, debris, and vegetation near the POD. Work in the wet with be conducted with hand tools or dry from bonk with heavy equipment to the greatest extent of the excavator arm. If o channel spanning rock weir is necessary, the work plan would be approved by CDFW prior to work starting. The channel spanning weir would provide fish passage. The Permittee diverts no more than 1.98 cubic feet per second (cfs) from March 1- November 1 for irrigation, and 0.01 cfs from November 1 to February 28 for groundwater recharge along with irrigation. Permittee shall submit plan to CDFW of the fish screen facility improvements for approval.

Contact Information
Janae Scruggs
CDFW
Lead/Public Agency
1625 South Main Street
Yreka, CA 96097

Phone : (530) 945-9458
Janae.Scruggs@wildlife.ca.gov

Dr. Lowell Novy
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Siskiyou
Regions
Northern California
Zip
96038
Parcel #
022-270-170
State Highways
Hwy 99
Waterways
Willow Creek
Base
Gazelle

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is the annual maintenance of an existing water diversion structure and the diversion of water from Willow Creek pursuant to their lawful water right. There will be no removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees as a result of this project. The project will have no significant effect on the environment.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
1600-2020-0393-R1_SIS_Novy Ranches Diversion Willow Creek_NOE   PDF 259 K

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