Feather River Salmonid Habitat Improvement Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2022100104
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Feather River Salmonid Habitat Improvement Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
11/22/2022
Document Description
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) prepared an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed Feather River Salmonid Habitat Improvement Project (FRSHIP [Project]) in the city of Oroville, Butte County, California. The purpose of the Project is to replenish, restore, and enhance suitable salmonid spawning habitat on existing riffles in the Low Flow Channel, where most Feather River spawning activity occurs. The Project consists of the following key elements: (1) addition or replacement of approximately 16,000 cubic yards of spawning gravel to multiple locations within the river to improve spawning conditions in these areas, including building in-river access routes to reach these areas; (2) excavation of accumulated streambed material from the entrance of Moe’s Side Channel to improve hydraulic capacity and redistribute material at the head of Upper Auditorium Riffle to improve spawning conditions; (3) excavation of accumulated streambed material from the entrance and exit of the Bedrock Park side channel to increase flows and improve potential habitat accessibility; and (4) minor spoiling of excavated material in an area adjacent to the exit of the Bedrock Park Side Channel to avoid off-site haul of materials through a public park. The Draft IS/MND was submitted to the State Clearinghouse ([SCH] No. 2022100104) for public review from October 6, 2022, to November 7, 2022. DWR received one letter of support for the project from the Mooretown Rancheria. No other comments were received. Consequently, no revisions were made to the IS/MND. DWR adopted the final MND and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP), approved the Project, and executed the Notice of Determination (NOD) on November 18, 2022.

Contact Information

Name
Harmony Gugino
Agency Name
CA Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Oroville
Counties
Butte
Regions
Northern California
Total Acres
15.8
Parcel #
multiple (see IS/MND)
Township
19N
Range
4E
Section
7 - 8

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Water Resources
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Mitigation, Monitoring, and Reporting Plan)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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