Lemos Shasta River Diversion and Maintenance


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Lemos Shasta River Diversion and Maintenance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-SIS-37640-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Antone C. Lemos. The project is limited to activities associated with 1) the diversion of water from Shasta River at a single point of diversion, and 2) maintenance of the on-stream pumping facility and/or removal of material in stream that impacts pumping of water. The Permittee diverts water from Shasta River pursuant to Decree #7035 of the Superior Court of the State of California (Decree) in and for the County of Siskiyou judgement for Shasta River, and/or riparian claimed water right to the SWRCB Division of Water Rights. The Permittee operates the point of diversion for himself and David E. & Mary Lea Lemos Trust. The diversion facility is a pumping station with fish screen and pump which the Permittee maintains and operates. The SSWD currently manages the diversion in compliance with the SWRCB Division of Water Rights and maintains a flow below the diversion. Permittee coordinates activating the diversion with the SSWD Watermaster for those flows pursuant to the riparian water rights. Maintenance of the diversion may include repair of the pumping facility (screen, pump, etc.) and/or removal of material in the vicinity of the diversion which may impact water being pumped. At no time will the diversion be actively pumping during repairs. Any work requiring manipulation of the bed, bank, or channel and/or use of heavy equipment will be done with a work plan approved, in writing, by CDFW prior to work commencing.

Contact Information

Janae Scruggs
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated area
Northern California
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 3
Shasta River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is limited to operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features with negligible or no expansion. The diversion facilities are currently in good working order.
County Clerk


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