Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Forest

Document Description
The primary goals of the Restoration Project are to improve the hydrologic function of the headwater meadows, springs, fens and other riparian habitats which contribute to downstream hydrologic flows, and to reduce sedimentation to the downstream watersheds. The need for this project comes as a result of the 2000 Storrie Fire effects to the Yellow Creek subwatersheds. The fire led to an increase in erosion and sedimentation to the larger North Fork Feather River watershed, including the Yellow Creek subwatersheds and tributaries. Riffles and plugs would be constructed to reconnect the oversized channels with the floodplain, raise ground water levels, reduce erosion, and reactivate the historic floodplain. Debris jams would be constructed where the gully size has increased to a width beyond practicality for filling, or where gully access for fill material is not practical. In addition, proposed activities include road maintenance and decommissioning of unauthorized non-system roads.

Contact Information
Lynn Coster, Senior Environmental Scientist
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Lead/Public Agency
364 Knollcrest Drive, Suite 205
Redding, CA 96002

Phone : (530) 224-2437


Cross Streets
Forest Service Road 27N04
Total Acres
Yellow Creek
27 N
27, 34

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Not applicable)
Local Action
Not applicable
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cumulative Effects Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Wetland/Riparian Archeological/Historical, Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading, Traffic/Circulation, Water Supply/Groundwater
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Draft IS MND Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration Project   PDF 890 K noi_mnd_yellow creek restoration   PDF 126 K SCH Summary Form Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration Project   PDF 578 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration Project   PDF 312 K

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