Feather River Fish Monitoring Station

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Feather River Fish Monitoring Station
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Land uses in the vicinity include rural development, recreation, agriculture, timber production, hydropower generation, and livestock grazing. The nearest urban uses occur along State Route (SR) 70 in the communities of Oroville, Oak Grove, Palermo, and Biggs. The vegetation communities surrounding the Project area include valley/foothill riparian habitat and riverine habitat.
Document Description
DWR proposes to install a Fish Monitoring Station (Project) on the Lower Feather River to provide information on run-timing, origin (hatchery or natural), and abundance of steelhead and Chinook salmon. Once constructed, the Fish Monitoring Station will be used to meet the NMFS OCAP BO requirements to answer basic life-history and abundance questions that will contribute to improved management of these species. The Project consists of four main components: resistance board weir, upstream passage complex, a PIT tag antenna array, and the solar power system. Construction activities will involve vegetation trimming; construction and installation of the resistance board weir; construction and installation of the upstream passage complex (fish counting chutes, camera boxes, security enclosure, and live trap); installation of the pit tag antenna array; installation of a floodplain junction box; installation of the fenced power and controller area (solar panels, fence, security cameras, and conduit); and installation of warning and directional signage. This project will take approximately 5 weeks to construct and is scheduled to be built between the March- September of 2023.

Contact Information

Jason Kindopp
Agency Name
CA Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Environmental Program Manager I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Erica Hironaka
Agency Name
CA Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Cross Streets
1.5 miles west of Pacific Heights Rd and Ophir Rd. Approximately 4 miles southwest of Oroville
Total Acres
State Highways
State Route 70
Oroville Municipal Airport
Feather River
Other Location Info
Palermo USGS 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Fish Monitoring Station Weir)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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