Ormsby Cutoff Stream Crossing Remediation (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS SCR 20871 R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Ormsby Cutoff Stream Crossing Remediation (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS SCR 20871 R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Permittee shall remediate the project site by decommissioning one stream crossing on a Class II tributary to upper Soquel Creek by 1) removing the existing failed culvert, 10 yd3 of associated fill and any existing trash or debris; and 2) dipping out the crossing and laying back the banks to repair the channel.

Contact Information

Michelle Battaglia, Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The project is located on a headwater tributary in the Upper Soquel Creek watershed in unincorporated Santa Cruz County at 1100 Ormsby Cutoff, Watsonville, California, APN 106-331-08, latitude 37.0695N, longitude -121.8215W.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project footprint is less than 5 acres in size and will not impact sensitive or endangered plants or animals. No hazardous materials exist in or around the project. The project purpose is to remove a failed culvert and associated trash and debris, and restore the channel to reduce sediment input resulting in the crossing, thereby improving stream flow and water quality for benefit of wildlife and resources.
County Clerk
Santa Cruz


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