Washington Creek (Zone 6, Line K-1) Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Document Title
Washington Creek (Zone 6, Line K-1) Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is located on the Zone 6 Line K-1 flood control channel (Washington Creek) between Alice Court and Olive Avenue in the City of Fremont. The project involves restoring an approximately 1,300-foot-long reach of Zone 6 Line K-1 by reestablishing natural creek-channel characteristics. The existing channel alignment will be maintained, except where it is necessary to move the channel away from previously eroded slopes and adjacent properties. The channel bed will generally be raised to a more uniform gradient to restore the channel thalweg to historical elevations. Riffles and pools will be constructed at select locations to provide grade control and limit degradation of the channel bed. The channel-corridor will be widened and creek bank slopes will be regraded to accommodate the channel widening. Creek bank slopes requiring steeper inclinations will be stabilized by constructing vegetated soil lifts, and installing rock planted with live cuttings along the toe of slope. Additional rock will be placed to transition from the existing concrete culvert aprons to the earthen channel at both ends of the project. The existing gravel maintenance road along the south side of the channel will also be resurfaced.

Contact Information

Jacquelyn Tom
Agency Name
Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Job Title
Assistant Environmental Compliance Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Flood control channel (Washington Creek) between Alice Court and Olive Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 33(d)(5); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt as described in State CEQA Guidelines (Sec. 15333) Class 33: Small Habitat Restoration Projects, consists of projects not to exceed five acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife provided that: (d) Examples of small restoration projects may include, but are not limited to: (5) stream or river bank stabilization with native vegetation or other bioengineering techniques, the primary purpose of which is to reduce or eliminate erosion and sedimentation.
County Clerk


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