Kern Canyon Diversion Dam Repair and Rock Fall Maintenance Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-KER-13744-R4).


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
Kern Canyon Diversion Dam Repair and Rock Fall Maintenance Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-KER-13744-R4).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-KER-13744-R4, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the applicant, Kern and Tule Hydro, LLC. The Project includes activities related to construction of a rockfall fence, debris removal from the stream bed, and refurbishment of the currently inoperable diversion dam, to return function to the hydroelectric facility at the Kern Canyon Project (FERC No. 178). Prior to construction activities the site will be dewatered and a temporary river crossing will be constructed. Project activities will be conducted in work seasons over two years.

Contact Information

Jim Kitch
Agency Name
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Kern River
30 E
Other Location Info
The Project will occur in and on the banks of the Kern River, approximately 10 miles northeast of the City of Bakersfield, in north-central Kern County; in the SW ¼ of Section 29, Township 28 South, Range 30 East, USGS 7.5 Minute Quad Rio Bravo Ranch MDB&M; Latitude 35.460260, Longitude -118.780227; Assessor’s Parcel Number 094-070-02-00-2.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class1, Title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Project includes activities involved in the refurbishment of an existing dam and construction of a protective rock fall fence. The Project will not result in expansion of existing or designed use and will not have significant environmental impacts if it is completed under the protective features of Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-KER-13744-R4.


Notice of Exemption

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