Norris Creek Bridge Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Norris Creek Bridge Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The 0.50 acre Project consists of replacing the bridge over Norris Creek along Forest Route 05S07. The existing bridge was destroyed in a wildfire and needs to be replaced. The road approaches for about 100 feet east and west of the new bridge will be widened to 24 feet and paved. The existing timber abutments will be removed. New abutments and wingwalls will be installed behind the original abutment locations and about 15 to 20 feet away from the active water channel. Riprap will be installed in front of the new abutments. Project elements that affect aquatic resources include removal of existing bridge debris, installation of new bridge piers, and placement of rock slope protection on the new bridge abutments. The Project will temporarily impact 0.02 acre and permanently impact 0.006 acre of stream channel. Temporarily impacted areas shall be restored to pre-Project condition.

Contact Information

Brandon Salazar
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region
Job Title
Water Resource Control Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Sierra National Forest
Northern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302 Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
The project will replace an existing bridge that was destroyed due to a wildfire. The replacement bridge will be constructed in the same location of the existing bridge that was destroyed. The bridge also serves as a major access route for forest activities such as recreation, ranching, and other commercial uses.
County Clerk


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