Mill Creek Ward Dam Sediment Routing Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Mill Creek Ward Dam Sediment Routing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is to improve anadromous fish passage at the Ward Dam Fish Ladder in Mill Creek by addressing gravel deposition problems. Three to five weirs will be installed along both banks of Mill Creek, upstream of Ward Dam, to force higher velocity water and suspended, cobble-sized bedload back into the center of Mill Creek channel during high flow events, which will reduce the potential for gravel and coble deposition in front of the existing headgate and fish ladder.

Contact Information

Lynn Coster, Senior Environmental Scientist
Agency Name
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14, Article 19, Section 15333, Class 33, Small Habitat Restoration Projects
Reasons for Exemption
This project is Categorically Exempt under CEQA section 15333 because the project’s sole purpose is improved anadromous fish passage and the project is less than 5 acres in size.


Notice of Exemption

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