Majors Creek Diversion Sedimentation Management Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-SCR-25976-R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Majors Creek Diversion Sedimentation Management Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-SCR-25976-R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-SCR-25976-R3, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the City of Santa Cruz Water Department. The Project includes the operation of existing pneumatic valves at the Majors Creek Diversion. During conditions when any of the three valve gates are not occluded by sediment, the gates may be exercised to allow bypass of sediment through the impoundment when specific criteria are met. The following criteria shall be used to trigger gate valve operation: 1) Only those valve gates that are clear of sediment preceding the onset of a storm shall be operated; 2) Local rainfall forecasts are 2” or greater in a 24 hour period; and 3) Turbidity is at least 25 NTU.

Contact Information

Serena Stumpf
Agency Name
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The Project is located at Majors Creek, approximately 2.34 miles upstream of the mouth of the creek at Highway 1 near Scaroni Road, south of the City of Davenport, in the County of Santa Cruz, State of California; Latitude 36.99888, Longitude -122.12081; APN 062-161-02.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves the routine operation of an existing public utility facility.
County Clerk
Santa Cruz


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