English Meadow Floodplain Enhancement and Restoration Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada Irrigation District
Document Title
English Meadow Floodplain Enhancement and Restoration Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
This Project will restore approximately 380 acres of meadow and mixed conifer forest habitat in English Meadow to improve watershed/floodplain function, resilience, and the surrounding forest. The Project will restore hydrologic function and floodplain connectivity by installing a series of woody debris jams and riffles to capture sediment in the channel, halt head-cutting tributaries, raise the water table, and improve the hydrologic connection between channel flows and the meadow floodplain. The goal of the Project is to achieve the following benefits: • Reduce the transport of bedload and fine sediment from the upper watershed into Jackson Meadows Reservoir (maintain reservoir water storage capacity). • Increase seasonal retention and release of precipitation in the meadow floodplain aquifer. • Enhance habitat for meadow-dependent species. • Improve forest health to reduce wildfire risk through fuels reduction. • Increase snowpack and surface flow through mechanical thinning of the forest community on surrounding slopes. • Reduce conifer encroachment into the meadow.

Contact Information

Caitlyn Oswalt
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located at the Middle Yuba River in Sierra and Nevada Counties, State of California; Approximately 1 mile upstream from Jackson Meadows Reservoir.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
the office location listed above for the Lead Agency. CDFW’s record of execution of the above Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement as Responsible Agency is available at CDFW’s regional office.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination

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