Culvert Replacement (Lake Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. SJN-28322-R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Culvert Replacement (Lake Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. SJN-28322-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the removal of an existing twenty-four (24) inch culvert and the associated bulkhead under an existing roadway between two small lakes. The replacement bulkhead will require temporary installation of concrete forms and pouring of concrete followed by installation of a new thirty-six (36) diameter self-cleaning culvert, replacement, and compaction of the road base over the culvert and repaving of the repaired section of roadway. During the course of the project, a turbidity/debris barrier will be installed to prevent construction materials and debris from entering either lake. The lake water level will be artificially lowered as well to ensure the project area is dry during, and immediately following completion of the project. All necessary erosion control Best Management Practices will be employed to minimize the risk of debris entering either lake during the rainy season following the initiation and completion of the project.

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
Crescent Lake and Rainbow Lake
Other Location Info
tributary to the San Joaquin River
Other Information
30000 Kasson Road, Tracy CA, 95304

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (2, and 4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15302 and 15304)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 2 because the existing culvert and support bulkhead will be replaced within the exact same location with no new impacts to the lakebed. Class 4 because the project consists of a minor alteration of land which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
County Clerk
San Joaquin


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