Wsneiwski Water Diversion Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0885-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Wsneiwski Water Diversion Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0885-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to 1 encroachments on Freshwater Creek for the diversion of surface water for domestic use only. Work will include modification, use and maintenance of the existing shared water diversion infrastructure in compliance with the Agreement.

Contact Information

Ryan Bourque
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
James Wisniewski
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project to be completed is located within Freshwater Creek watershed, approximately 2.65 miles southeast of the town of Kneeland, County of Humboldt, State of California. The project is located in Section 16, T4N, R2E, Humboldt Base and Meridian; in the laqua Buttes U S. Geological Survey 7.5- minute quadrangle; Assessor’s Parcel Number 314-131-074; latitude 40.7293 N and longitude 123.9655 W at the point of diversion (POD)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type- Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project will permit upgrading and use of existing shared surface water diversion to avoid and minimize impacts to fish and wildlife. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The 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.


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