Ruddle Ditch Rock Diversion Dam Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-MER-15412-R4).


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
Ruddle Ditch Rock Diversion Dam Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-MER-15412-R4).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-MER-15412-R4, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the applicant, Ralph Fagundes. The Project involves activities related to the one-time construction of two rock diversion dams in the Merced River at the head of the Ruddle Ditch. Dam installation will result in backing up water and guiding flow into the diversion ditch.

Contact Information

Heather Rodriguez
Agency Name
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Merced River
Other Location Info
The Project will occur in the Merced River, at river mile 47.85 in the community of Snelling, Merced County, California; northeast ¼ of Section 9, Township 5 South, Range 14 East, USGS 7.5 Minute Quad Map Snelling, MDB & M; Latitude 37.517601 N, Longitude -120.43719 W.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Project includes activities involved in the operation of an existing diversion ditch. The Project is not intended to expand an existing facility use. The Project will not have significant environmental impacts if it is completed under the protective features of Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-MER-15412-R4.


Notice of Exemption

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