14054 – Wills Pond Maintenance and Expansion (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. BUT-29436-R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
14054 – Wills Pond Maintenance and Expansion (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. BUT-29436-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the maintenance and expansion of an existing cattle stock pond on an unnamed drainage. Maintenance activities include outfall valve replacement, installation of an overflow outfall including rock slope protection, and removing accumulated sediments. In addition, the pond will be expanded 0.04 acres for a new total size of 0.20 acres. Approximately 683 cubic yards of native material will be excavated and removed from the pond. Activities performed prior to the issuance of this agreement include replacement of the outfall valve, installation of the outfall structure and rock slope protection, and some sediment removal. No in-water work will be required, construction activity will occur while the existing drainage are dry. All dredged spoils will be placed a minimum of 150 feet from the pond and all other waters of the state. Removal of mature trees and riparian habitat will not be required. Following removal of accumulated sediment all disturbed soils will be compacted and seeded with a native seed mix. Heavy equipment to be used may include an excavator, backhoe, and compactor. Equipment to be used includes a 55HP Kubota tractor with bucket and E55 Bobcat mini excavator. The site will be accessed using the existing gravel roads.

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 #
unnamed tributary to Mud Creek
Other Location Info
14504 Richardson Springs Road, City of Chico

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 4(g) minor alterations of land; California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15304)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 because maintenance dredging and pond expansion will not require removal of mature trees and all spoils will be deposited in an area authorized by all applicable state and federal regulatory agencies.
County Clerk


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