5A45CR00602 Clear Creek Gravel Augmentation Reading Bar


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB)
Document Title
5A45CR00602 Clear Creek Gravel Augmentation Reading Bar
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will improve fish habitat by placing gravel and other desirable materials into the Clear Creek stream channel with the intent of restoring sediment transport processes, such as coarse bedload transport. The Project will utilize a riffle supplementation style augmentation, which immediately produces salmonid spawning and rearing habitat. Up to 1,500 tons of clean, size-sorted natural river gravel, several boulders, and several pieces of large wood will be place into the creek channel for the purpose of riffle augmentation.

Contact Information

Lynn Coster, Senior Environmental Scientist
Agency Name
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Shasta Lake
Other Location Info
Paige Bar Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14, Article 19, section 15333, Small Habitat Restoration. Class 33
Reasons for Exemption
Class 33 consists of projects not to exceed five acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife provided that: (a) there would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065; (b) there are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed; and (c) 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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