Butano Creek Backfield Floodplain Restoration Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-SMO-37553-R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Butano Creek Backfield Floodplain Restoration Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-SMO-37553-R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will restore floodplain connectivity and enhance stream flows in Butano Creek to benefit native fish and wildlife, including San Francisco garter snake and coho salmon. The project will create approximately 4.2-acres of inset floodplain and increase the frequency of activation of more than 100 acres of historical floodplain in the Pescadero-Butano watershed, while also increasing in-channel and floodplain habitat complexity through the installation of multiple large wood structures. The project will also increase off-channel storage associated with an existing water right to forebear diversion during the summer low-flow season.

Contact Information

Desiree Dela Vega, Environmental Scientist
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated area
San Mateo
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The Project is located at Butano Creek, a tributary to Pescadero Creek, at 4350 Cloverdale Road, Pescadero, in the County of San Mateo, State of California. The Project is centered at approximately NAD83 Latitude 37.23663°, Longitude -122.37736° and the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) is 086-080-030.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Pub. Resource Code Section 21080.56 Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Pub. Resource Code Section 21080.56; This project is exempt because it is exclusively restoration intended to restore, protect, and enhance the habitat for California native fish and wildlife.
County Clerk
San Mateo


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