Sacramento River Arundo Removal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Sacramento River Arundo Removal Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is intended to remove invasive giant reed (Arundo donax) from a 1.85 acre area on the north bank of the Sacramento River and establish native vegetation on the adjacent upland. The project purpose is to restore sandbar habitat which has been identified as potential Delta Smelt spawning habitat. The activity is being conducted as part of required mitigation activities identified in Condition of Approval 8.2 of the Incidental Take Permit (ITP) for the West False River Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier project.

Contact Information

Erin Andrews
Agency Name
CA Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Senior Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Rio Vista
Northern California
Other Location Info
north bank of the Sacramento River, across from Decker Island

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is intended to improve spawning habitat conditions for Delta Smelt by removing 1.85 acres of invasive Arundo donax from the riverbank. Total ground disturbance will be less than 5 acres, and potential impacts on rare, threatened, or endangered species will be avoided. None of the exceptions to the exemption apply to the project.


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