City of Poway, Concrete Flood Control Channel Maintenance (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-SDO-26442-R5)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Document Title
City of Poway, Concrete Flood Control Channel Maintenance (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-SDO-26442-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-SDO-26442-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the City of Poway. Project activities include annual inspection and maintenance of concrete-lined channels, such as removal of trash, debris, vegetation, and sediment, and repair of broken concrete lining. Containment Best Management Practices (BMPs) will be placed downstream of each section being cleaned, and include straw waddles for silt and debris retention, oil-only absorbent booms, and use of a vacuum truck for cleanup and post-activity BMP removal. Material will be delivered by a skid steer and/or small tractor located within the channel to the bucket of an excavator located outside the channel, and then to a dump truck, also outside the channel, for disposal. This Agreement does not authorize installation of new concrete lining or expansion of the footprint of existing concrete lining. This Agreement authorizes removal of newly-established vegetation only. That is, vegetation removal in channels left unmaintained for longer than 3 years is not authorized by this Agreement.

Contact Information

Kelly Fisher
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
See below "Other Location Info."
Other Location Info
The project is located within approximately 31,476 linear feet of concrete-lined channel at four project sites: Poway Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, Pomerado Channel, and Green Valley Creek, in the City of Poway, County of San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of repair and maintenance of existing facilities involving little or no expansion and maintenance dredging where the spoils are properly deposited per state and federal guidelines.
County Clerk
San Diego


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