Lake County Drought Emergency-Boat Ramp Extensions


SCH Number
Public Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Lake County Drought Emergency-Boat Ramp Extensions
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In order to address the public health and safety concerns that have arisen from the low water levels and the lack of access to Clear Lake for emergency services and projects, the County of Lake Public Works Department proposes to install pre-cast concrete mats at the end of the existing ramps to extend the useable surface of the ramps for continued access to Clear Lake, as the drought is expected to continue and water levels continue to drop. The ledges and "drop-offs" will be filled in using the accumulated gravel present on site. The accumulated gravel at the end of the ramps will be spread out to level the boat ramp approach so as to create a slightly deeper channel for boats to launch from. The channel will not exceed 3 feet in depth and no material will be removed from the lake. A barge-supported excavator will spread the material from the end of the existing ramps in the lake. Only the material that is contributing to a public safety hazard in the channels will be managed. Implementation of these ramp maintenance projects will allow the public and private water companies, Sheriff's Department and Search and Rescue teams to continue to access Clear Lake so they can continue to provide the community with drinking water and respond to safety concerns and emergencies.

Contact Information

Laura Hall
Agency Name
Lake County Community Development Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Parcel #
025-383-24, 025-382-25, 008-011-02, 040-240-10, 035-240-04
Other Information
20 Third Street, Lakeport, CA 95453-Third Street Ramp 15 Fifth Street, Lakeport, CA 95453 -Fifth Street Ramp 1985 Park Dr., Kelseyville, CA 95451 -Lakeside County Park Ramp 14655 Ball Park Ave., Clearlake, CA 95422-Redbud Park Ramp 12639 Island Dr., Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423 - Clearlake Oaks Ramp

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
Emergency repairs to publicly or privately owned service facilities necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety or welfare. Emergency repairs include those that require a reasonable amount of planning to address an anticipated emergency. Projects to maintain, repair, restore, demolish, or replace property or facilities damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster in a disaster stricken area in which a state of emergency has been proclaimed by the Governor pursuant to the California Emergency Services Act, commencing with Section 8550 of the Government Code.
County Clerk


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