Lake County Water Resources – Routine Maintenance


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Lake County Water Resources – Routine Maintenance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to multiple routine maintenance projects that the entity will complete at different time periods during the project term and a description of a procedure the entity must follow for any covered maintenance projects. Authorized maintenance activities include debris or obstruction removal, beaver dam removal, silt, sand, or sediment removal, vegetation control in channels or on banks, minor erosion control work, road and trail maintenance, channel alignment maintenance, repair of facilities, boat ramp and dock maintenance, geotechnical sample, bridge washing, minor bridge maintenance, anthropogenic clean-ups, invasive species removal, and small habitat restorations.

Contact Information

Zach Kearns
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located throughout the boundaries of Lake County including but not limited to Clear Lake, Scotts Creek, Lyons Creek, Middle Creek, Poge Creek, Schindler Creek, Forbes Creek, Morrison Creek, Robinson Creek, Kelsey Creek, Manning Creek, Alley Creek, Clover Creek, Cole Creek, McGaugh Slough, Rumsey Slough, Rumsey Slough, Thompson Creek, Highland Creek, Hill Creek, Adobe Creek, Putah Creek, Saint Helena Creek, and Dry Creek.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (1), (4), and (33); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301, 15304, and 15333.
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 because the project includes only includes maintenance at existing facilities and involves no expansion of the existing use. Class 4 because it includes minor alterations to land. Class 33 because the project includes small habitat restoration not exceeding a total of 5 acres in size that will not have a significant adverse impact to special status species, disturb or remove hazardous materials, or be significant when viewed in connection with past, current, or probable future projects.
County Clerk


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