Arcata Ditch


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
Arcata Ditch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued an Emergency Director’s Order to address the recent and on-going flooding of an existing storm drain system within the 101/255 Interchange in the City of Arcata. Flooding has resulted in the backup of storm water onto local city streets, impacting city infrastructure and private residences. This project will clean out accumulated soil, vegetation and debris within the drainage system, restoring it to as-built conditions before the rain season. Upland portions of the drainage system behind residential properties between 4th and 5th streets will be concrete lined in-order to facilitate drainage into the main ditch. No tree removal is required. The purpose of this project is to restore storm drain system to as-built conditions and function. This project is needed to prevent continued flooding of surface streets and neighborhoods in the City of Arcata. The project is state funded only. All work will occur within the Caltrans right of way.

Contact Information

Morgan Kipf
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
This project will take place within the existing facility. All work is within the state right of way. This project is exempt because it will not have significant impacts to the environment or to cultural or historic properties.


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