Santa Rosa Creek Fish Passage Improvements Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Document Title
Santa Rosa Creek Fish Passage Improvements Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Core Mixed Use-Downtown Station Area; Rural Residential
Document Description
There are barriers to fish passage along Santa Rosa Creek at the E Street Bridge Fishway Extension and Melita Road Dam sites due to non-functioning structures and erosion. Additionally, site conditions limit regular maintenance at the E Street Bridge Fishway Extension. The purpose of the Proposed Project is to improve fish passage over a broader range of flows at the E Street Bridge Fishway Extension and Melita Road Dam sites, address ongoing erosion to the right bank at the E Street Bridge Fishway Extension site, and improve access for and reduce the frequency and extent of channel maintenance needs to maintain fish passage through the E Street Bridge Fishway Extension site. Proposed Project construction activities would include replacing and structurally improving the E Street fishway extension, removing the existing trash rack and installing a system of improved trash racks, installing grouted rock upstream of the fishway extension to support the grouted rock weirs and fishway extension infrastructure, enhancing the right bank to address erosion, and constructing an access road for maintenance activities. At the Melita Road Dam site, non-grouted rock weir step pools would be installed to facilitate fish passage.

Contact Information

David G Cook
Agency Name
Sonoma County Water Agency
Job Title
Senior Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Rosa
Northern California
Cross Streets
E Street/Sonoma Avenue; Melita Road/Los Alamos Road
Parcel #
38°26'26.0088"/122°42'22.3452"; 38°27'21.4992"/122° 38' 32.6508"
State Highways
SR 101, SR 12
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
New Horizon School & Learning Center
Santa Rosa Creek
8W; 7W
23; 16

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Fish Passage Project)
Local Actions
Fish Passage Project
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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