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
Agency Name
Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Glenn Knowles
Agency Name
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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.


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