Draft Initial Study Bale Slough - Bear Creek Restoration Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Document Title
Draft Initial Study Bale Slough - Bear Creek Restoration Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Project site is located on Bale Slough and Bear Creek in the unincorporated town of Rutherford in Napa County. The Project includes 6,000 linear feet of active channel restoration and enchantments along Bale Slough and Bear Creek, a tributary to the Napa River. The purpose of the proposed Project is to restore and enhance long-term river and floodplain function, improve the quality and resilience of aquatic and terrestrial riparian habitat, and reduce property damage and sediment delivery associated with ongoing bank erosion processes.

Contact Information

Jeremy Sarrow
Agency Name
Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Rutherford Cross Road and Highway 29
Total Acres
State Highways

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Habitat restoration project)
Local Actions
Habitat restoration project/action
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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