Mad River Road Post-Fire Damage Culvert Replacement Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-TRI-33013-R1


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Mad River Road Post-Fire Damage Culvert Replacement Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-TRI-33013-R1
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. EPIMS- TRI-33013-R1 pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Trinity County Department of Transportation, represented by Justyna Marszalek. The project will repair or replace seven individual culverted stream crossings, including down-drains and/or drop inlet risers that were damaged by the August Complex in 2020. By restoring the crossings and upgrading undersized culverts, sediment transport into stream channels will be minimized, flow will be restored, and public road services will be maintained.

Contact Information

Katherine Blanchard
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist, Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Mad River Road
Mad River, Ruth Lake
Other Location Info
The project is located at seven locations along Mad River Road in southern Trinity County, between mile post 11.56 and mile post 16.78, north of the community of Ruth.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2, Section 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The project is limited to repairing and replacing culverts on a County road which were damaged during a forest fire. The project will not result in significant adverse impacts on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15065.


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