CAMWC CAD Rock Diversion Dams Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-MER-35918-R4).


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
CAMWC CAD Rock Diversion Dams Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-MER-35918-R4).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-MER-35918-R4, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the applicant, Merced Irrigation District. The Project involves activities related to one-time construction rock diversion dams in the Merced River at the heads of two existing diversion ditches. Dam installation will result in backing up water and guiding flow into the diversion ditches.

Contact Information

Jim Kitch
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 4
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Merced River
Other Location Info
The Project will occur at two (2) locations within the Merced River near the community of Snelling, in Merced County. The locations are related to the rock diversions to the Cuneo Ditch and Cowell Ditch No. 1.

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 includes activities involved in the operation of existing diversion ditches. The Project is not intended to expand an existing facility use. The Project will not have significant environmental impacts if it is completed under the protective features of Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-MER-35918-R4.
County Clerk


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