Sacramento River Arundo Removal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
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 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

Nicholas Savino
Agency Name
Central Valley Regional Water Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15333: Small Habitat Restoration Projects
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 then 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.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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