Mud Slough Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021060585
Lead Agency
San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority
Document Title
Mud Slough Restoration Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Wetlands, uplands, and riparian habitat
Document Description
The Proposed Project objective is to restore and enhance wildlife habitat on the China Island Unit of the North Grasslands Wildlife Management Area and on the Newman Land Company property by reestablishing Mud Slough flows to portions of those lands that were isolated from Mud Slough as a result of the Grassland Bypass Project. The Proposed Project would replace the water supplies to Newman Lake through the restoration of the hydrologic connection between Mud Slough and the Lake. Natural erosion effects of flow in Mud Slough have caused the normal water level to drop to approximately four feet below the Newman Lake water level. Therefore, hydraulic modification is required. Structures previously installed on China Island will be removed.

Contact Information

Name
Joseph C. McGahan
Agency Name
Drainage Coordinator
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Cities
Gustine
Counties
Merced
Cross Streets
Brazo Road and Canal School Road
Zip
95360
Total Acres
1.4
Parcel #
APN 054-030-001, 054-070-001 and 054-080-008
State Highways
Highway 140 and Highway 33
Airports
Gustine Municipal Airport
Waterways
Los Banos Creek, Mud Slough and San Joaquin River
Township
7S
Range
9E
Section
26
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Wetland Habitat Restoration)
Local Actions
Redevelopment
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Recreation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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