Soda Canyon Bridge Replacement (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, EPIMS Notification No. NAP-14500-R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Soda Canyon Bridge Replacement (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, EPIMS Notification No. NAP-14500-R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to replacing an approximately 58-foot long, 20-foot-wide railroad flatcar bridge with an approximately 68-foot long, 19.5-foot-wide railroad flatcar bridge across an unnamed tributary to Rector Creek. Existing abutments and footings will be abandoned in place to minimize impacts to the bed, bank, and channel. New bridge abutments will be installed behind the existing abutments and outside top-of-bank. The bottom of the new bridge deck will be approximately 2 feet above the estimated 100-year flood water surface elevation.

Contact Information

Garrett Allen, Environmental Scientist
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The project is located on an unnamed tributary to Rector Creek in an unincorporated area of Napa County, State of California; Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 032-540-018; Latitude 38.448700ºN, Longitude -122.293800ºW. Specifically, the project occurs where the unnamed stream flows under a private paved access road to Stagecoach Vineyard.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302, 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the replacement of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced; consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; and consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes.


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