Burch Creek Waterline Trenching Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Burch Creek Waterline Trenching Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement, EPIMS-THE-21485-R1I, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Eduardo Curiel. The project is limited to the trenching of the banks and bed of Burch Creek for the installation of a waterline. The project is part of a larger project to run waterline for irrigation from a groundwater well in the northern portion of the project parcel, through Burch Creek, to orchards in the southern portion of the property. A 6-inch diameter polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe will be placed at least 6-feet deep within the channel prism and will run approximately 133 feet through Burch Creek. A trencher will be used to complete the project.

Contact Information

Helen Bowman
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Barham Avenue
Parcel #
Burch Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3 (New Construction), Class 4 (Minor Alteration of Land), California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The project is limited to the installation of a new waterline connected to agricultural infrastructure, and will consist of minor trenching and backfilling where the surface is restored. No impact to sensitive species, waters of the state, or mature trees will occur.


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