Permit No. 19776 – Merced River Agricultural Diversion and Fish Habitat Enhancement Project: Cowell 2 (Diversion 6) Diversion Site

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Summary

SCH Number
2022010622
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
Permit No. 19776 – Merced River Agricultural Diversion and Fish Habitat Enhancement Project: Cowell 2 (Diversion 6) Diversion Site
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/20/2024
Document Description
Approval of Permit No. 19776, under California Code of Regulations, Title 23, Article 3, Section 6, for work within an adopted plan of flood control: The purpose of the project is to restore and enhance the main channel, side channel, and riparian ecosystem processes critical for juvenile and adult salmonid populations. Project activities include creating in stream engineered riffle and new side channels, enhancing an anabranch channel, grading and placing channel fill of various gradations, installing a new 72-inch welded High Density Polyethylene ( HDPE) diversion pipe and connecting it to an existing inlet structure, installing two new cone fish screens, planting vegetated bank protection, removing existing concrete weir, gabion structure, pumps, pipes, fence and gates, installing a total of three 6-foot-by-8-foot precast concrete box culverts, and placing coarse 6-inch rock as scour protection at either end of each culvert.

Contact Information

Name
Jennifer Calles
Agency Name
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Cities
Merced
Counties
Merced
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
This project spans from approximately 3.6 miles to 6.3 miles upstream of the Oakdale Road crossing over Merced River in Merced County, California.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Merced
Final Environmental Document Available at
The environmental document is available to the general public at the lead agency's office. The Central Valley Flood Protection Board's (Board’s) administrative record related to the approval of this encroachment permit is available for public review at the Board's office. Please note, the signed NOD is not attached. If you would like to request a signed copy of the NOD, please contact Board staff at: questions@cvflood.ca.gov.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination

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