Bella Vista Siphon Removal and Fish Passage Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Bella Vista Siphon Removal and Fish Passage Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will remove an unused water delivery pipe capped with aggregate concrete that crosses North Cow Creek. Following demolition of the concrete siphon structure, the demolished concrete and rebar will be hauled off-site to a proper waste disposal site. The streambed will be excavated and recontoured at the demolition location to allow for immediate fish passage. Excess excavated material will be spread downstream of the siphon location to avoid removing sediment from the sediment-starved stream and to avoid the cost of hauling off and disposing of the material.

Contact Information

Lynn Coster
Agency Name
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palo Cedro
Northern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14, Article 19, Section 15333, Class 33, Small Habitat Restoration Projects
Reasons for Exemption
This project is Categorically Exempt under CEQA section 15333 because the project’s sole purpose is habitat restoration and is less than 5 acres in size.
County Clerk


Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV New Search Print