Shoshone Springbrook Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Shoshone Springbrook Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpose of this Project is to restore and enhance the aquatic and riparian habitat of the Shoshone Springbrook for the benefit of the endemic Shoshone pupfish. This will be accomplished by reconstructing the first 475 feet of the highly modified channel outside of the Cal Trans right-of-way. A two-stage channel (narrower low-flow center channel buffered by a wider floodplain channel) will be constructed to concentrate the spring-brook flows in a narrow open water channel as habitat for the pupfish.

Contact Information
Tiffany Steinert
Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
Lead/Public Agency
15095 Amargosa Road, Bldg 2, Ste. 210
Victorville, CA 92394

Phone : (760) 241-7305
Glenn Knowles
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Project Applicant
4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130

Phone : (760) 111-1111


Other Location Info
East of State Route 127 in Inyo County; lat/long 35.97859433, -116.26980387

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15333, Small Habitat Restoration Projects
Reasons for Exemption
The Water Board finds that the Project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CCR, title 14, section 15333, Small Habitat Restoration Projects, for the restoration and enhancement of habitat specific to Shoshone pupfish.


Notice of Exemption
NOE - Shoshone Springbrook   PDF 171 K

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