Cook and Butcher Diversion Pump Station Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Cook and Butcher Diversion Pump Station Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will construct a screened pump station approximately 1-mile downstream of the current Cook and Butcher Diversion Dam in North (Little) Cow Creek. The project will install approximately 1,400 feet of buried 24-inch pipe to convey the pumped water to the existing Cook and Butcher Ditch. Stream bank restoration and fortification upstream of the pump intake will also be implemented. The existing unscreened intake at the Cook and Butcher Dam will be filled in and the entrainment of aquatic species in the Cook and Butcher Ditch will no longer be a possibility.

Contact Information

Ross Perry
Agency Name
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Bella Vista
Total Acres

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR§ 15333. Small Habitat Restoration Projects
Reasons for Exemption
The project's impact will be less than five acres (approximately 3.5 acres) and less than 500 linear feet of stream bank; the goal of the project is to improve fisheries habitat in North Cow Creek by moving the diversion point downstream to a screened facility that will meet state and federal screening criteria. There will be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or cultural resources; there are no hazardous materials at or around the project area that will be disturbed or removed; the project will be completed during the dry summer season in accordance to CDFW and NOAA Fisheries guidelines.
County Clerk


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