Adams Property Site Restoration and Mitigation Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-TEH-21916)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Adams Property Site Restoration and Mitigation Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-TEH-21916)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-TEH-21916, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Mr. Harold Adams. Project 1 is for the obstruction of the natural flow of Impoundments 1 and 2, the diversion of water from Impoundment 1, and improvement of the deteriorating spillway of Impoundment 1. The spillway will be stabilized with the addition of grouted in rock. Above the spillway, vegetation will be cleared, and 6” rock will be placed to prevent vegetation regrowth and preserve future access for spillway maintenance. Impoundments 1 and 2 are existing on-stream reservoirs located on Stinking Creek, created by the construction of earthen dams and both are permitted under one (1) License for Diversion and Use of Water (13686) issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. Project 2 is the replacement of an existing, undersized 12-inch diameter culvert with a rocked low water crossing. Project 3 is the repair of two adjacent ford crossings to minimize erosion.

Contact Information

Cori Hansen
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 1 - Northern
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Stinking Creek, tributary to Salt Creek within the Cottonwood Creek Watershed
Other Information
Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 001-260- 046-000 and 019-050-019-000

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, 2, 4 and 8
Reasons for Exemption
The project proposes the continued operation of two existing impoundments, one of which will be repaired, and the continued operation of an existing domestic diversion. The project also proposes to reconstruct several small watercourse crossings on ephemeral tributaries to Stinking Creek to prevent future erosion and sedimentation of the streams. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be distributed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, or the effects of probably future projects.


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