Holland Reservoir, SF Eel Planning and Assessment


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW)
Document Title
Holland Reservoir, SF Eel Planning and Assessment
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CDFW's Cannabis Restoration Grant Program awarded SRF a grant (Agreement #Q2291207) for the Holland Reservoir, SF Eel Planning and Assessment (Project). The Project will conduct assessments of the Holland Reservoir and water supply distribution system to support flow enhancement opportunities in Cahto Creek, including: bathymetric survey, water level gauging, biological, water delivery system investigation, and identification of all water use by co-owners. The project will facilitate dialogue among the existing water right co-owners and their successors, record a water rights agreement clarifying quantity of water per owner and cost-sharing responsibilities, negotiate water conservation agreements, and file an amendment to the existing water right. These assessments and agreements will support development of 65% designs for an optimized distribution system and a plan to manage the reservoir for dry season flow enhancement. The project will also develop 30% and 65% engineered designs to restore approximately 2,500 feet of Cahto Creek to its historic watercourse through decommissioning a series of old mill ponds and a massive diversion channel.

Contact Information

Margaret Romo
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Information
The project will occur on privately owned land, located at 3000 Branscomb Road in Laytonville, California (APN: 014-400-59) in Mendocino County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Statutory Exemptions. State code number: Public Resources Code section 21102 (California Code of Regulations, title 14,
Reasons for Exemption
The project includes the feasibility and planning studies for possible future actions that the agency has not approved, adopted, or funded.


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