Lake Sonoma Quagga and Zebra Mussel Inspection Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Document Title
Lake Sonoma Quagga and Zebra Mussel Inspection Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive mussel species that, if introduced into a waterway, can devastate the natural environment, clog water and flood protection infrastructure, and cost millions of dollars in maintenance. These mussels are transported between waterways by watercraft, primarily recreational boats. The proposed project would provide watercraft inspection services to prevent quagga and zebra mussel infestation into Lake Sonoma. The proposed project would also provide inspection training to help develop year-round inspections.

Contact Information

Connie Barton
Agency Name
Sonoma County Water Agency
Job Title
Senior Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Windsor
Countywide, Unincorporated
Other Location Info
The Project is located at 3333 Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville, California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15309, Inspections; 15061 Review for Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
Proposed project activities are limited to quagga and zebra mussel inspections and inspection training that help to prevent potential for infestation at Lake Sonoma. Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061, the proposed project does not have the potential to degrade the quality of the environment, nor would result in damage to scenic or historical resources.
County Clerk


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