Eight Mile Dam Replacement (Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. SJN-23440-R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Eight Mile Dam Replacement (Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. SJN-23440-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the removal and replacement of the flashboard dam structure on Calaveras River, near Eight Mile Road. The existing concrete foundation will be dismantled and hauled off-site. A new, 57-foot-long and 5-foot-wide concrete foundation will be poured in the same footprint. The new structure will span approximately 80-feet-long and 5-feet-wide. Upright W6X20 I-beams will support the structure. A Rubicon Flumegate will be installed and affixed to the I-beams. Aluminum plates will be bolted along each side and sealed with Zika Flex to prevent water leakage. Pressure treated boards will be cut to size and used as flashboards. Existing roads will be used for all site access. The staging area will be at least 150-feet away from the channel. Approximately 80-square-feet of clear, rock, riprap will be placed on either side of the bank to armor the wingwalls, spanning from approximately 6-feet downstream to approximately 4-feet upstream. Up to 450-square-feet of temporary impacts to grasses or unvegetated soil may occur over the course of construction. All disturbed soils will be contoured to pre-project conditions seeded with a native seed mix.

Contact Information

Zach Kearns
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Joaquin
Northern California
Calaveras River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (2 & 4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15302 & 15304)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under section 15302 because it involves the replacement of an existing structure where the new stricture will be located on the same as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced. The project is exempt under section 15304 because it consists of minor alterations to land that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.
County Clerk
San Joaquin


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