Mid-Channel Gravel Bar Excavation (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. GLE-31003-R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Mid-Channel Gravel Bar Excavation (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. GLE-31003-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project involves the removal of 280,000 cubic yards of gravel from a mid-channel bar within the Sacramento River. A staging area, access road, stockpile areas, and temporary land bridge will also be constructed as part of the Project. Excavation of the gravel will take between 8 and 10 weeks and will occur between August 15 and October 31. In-water work will be limited to the installation and removal of the temporary land bridge.

Contact Information

Melissa Stanfield
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist, Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Parcel #
Other Location Info
within the Sacramento River between river mile (RM) 205 and RM 206
Other Information
west of Montgomery Island

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section (15304)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 because the project consists of maintenance dredging to restore the main Sacramento River channel. All spoils will be placed in an upland area authorized by all state and federal regulatory agencies.
County Clerk


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