1300 Ormsby Cutoff Crossings A and B (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS SCR 20252 R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
1300 Ormsby Cutoff Crossings A and B (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS SCR 20252 R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Permittee shall remediate the project site by decommissioning two stream crossings on Class II tributaries to upper Soquel Creek by 1) at Location A: removing non-native material and performing minor excavation as necessary to stabilize the channel; and 2) at Location B: dipping out the existing crossing, removing 30-40yd3 of fill to re-establish a well-defined channel, and laying back of banks at no greater than 3H:1V as directed by the consulting engineer.

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 headwater tributaries in the Upper Soquel Creek watershed in Santa Cruz County at 1300 Ormsby Cutoff, Watsonville, California, APN 106-331-26, latitude 37.0629N, longitude -121.8281W.

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 decommission and restore two stream crossings and remove associated sediment, trash and debris. This will reduce sediment input resulting from the crossings, thereby improving instream habitat and water quality for benefit of wildlife and resources.
County Clerk
Santa Cruz


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