Paynes Creek Bend Water Users Fish Passage Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Paynes Creek Bend Water Users Fish Passage Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will replace the current Bend Water Users water diversion with an on-channel cone screen. A roughened rock ramp consisting of a series of three boulder weirs will be installed to facilitate fish passage and provide gradient control at and over the sill of the existing diversion, which will remain in place. Approximately 1,100 feet of the unlined diversion ditch will be replaced with enclosed piping and buried. The existing fish screens will be removed and the bypass return channel will be decommissioned and left in place.

Contact Information

Philip Cramer
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Env. Scientist (Spec.)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
14, 15
Other Location Info
The Project is located on Paynes Creek, approximately 2.5 miles upstream of the confluence with the Sacramento River, east of the town of Bend, Tehama County, California. Section 14 and 15, Township 28 North, Range 3 West, MDB&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type 33; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
California Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined that the Project is categorically exempt from review under CEQA pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 14, article 19, section 15333, Small Habitat Restoration Projects, which consists of projects not to exceed five acres to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife.


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