Watson Creek Remediation Project

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Watson Creek Remediation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement (Agreement) No. EPIMS-13969-R1I, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Ka Hang. This project has been proposed to conduct ongoing maintenance of an existing low-water stream crossing on Watson Creek and to remedy existing Fish and Game Code violations by addressing obstructions caused by two existing, misaligned, and undersized stream crossings and the installation of a step-pool impoundment on an unnamed stream. Existing stream crossings will be re-aligned with the natural channel and sized to meet 100-year flow design minimizing risk of failure and clogging due to sediment, while the impoundment structure will be hand-removed to allow natural flows to return to the stream.

Contact Information

Ashley Worth
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Countywide, Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
1101 Forest Service Road 37N08YB
Parcel #
007-160-005-000, 007-170-001-000, 007-170-002-000, 007-170-003-000, 007-170-006-000
Watson Creek; East Fork Trinity River
28, 29
Other Location Info
Whisky Bill Peak U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15302, Existing facilities
Reasons for Exemption
Operation, repair maintenance, or minor alteration to existing public or private structures involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. The proposed project involves the ongoing maintenance of an existing stream crossing and the replacement and re-alignment of two existing stream crossings with similar structures that are appropriately designed and sized to withstand 100-year flows.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304, Minor alterations to land or water.
Reasons for Exemption
Minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. Hand removal of debris used to create an existing impoundment structure will restore natural flows to an unnamed stream channel to protect and enhance downstream habitat for fish and wildlife resources
County Clerk


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