Wilderness Gateway Ranch Diversion 1600


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Wilderness Gateway Ranch Diversion 1600
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-SIS-18176-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Wilderness Gateway Ranch, represented by Rebecca Schenone-Chase. The project is limited to inspection, operation, maintenance and repair of the fish screen and fish screen bypass return, in addition for any modifications instream to assist in the conveyance of water towards the diversion and protection of fish and wildlife species at two diversions of water: a single point of diversion on French Creek and a single point of diversion on Miners Creek. The Permittee divert water from French and Miners Creeks pursuant to Decree #14478 of the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Siskiyou judgement for French Creek. The French Creek Diversion #20 and Miner Creek Diversion #36, existing water diversions for Wilderness Gateway Ranch. Both diversion facilities include a headgate, a conveyance ditch, a fish screen, and a fish screen bypass return. Note French Creek Diversion #20 has a seasonal grade control structure instream and the headgate is after the fish screen. The Miners Creek Diversion #36 has a rock weir near the point of diversion.

Contact Information

Janae Scruggs
Agency Name
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Parcel #
023-610-120-000; 023-171-360-000
French Ck; Miners Ck
Other Location Info
Coordinates: 41.37967 dd, -122.88372 dd; 41.38225 dd, -122.86921 dd
Other Information
Company Ditch; Cory Ditch

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is limited to operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features with negligible or no expansion. The diversion facilities are currently in good working order. Therefore, the continued use of these facilities is consistent with a Class 1 exemption, and no unusual circumstances exist with regard to this facility at this time.


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