2024 Mokelumne River Surface Water Diversion Fish Screening Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Document Title
2024 Mokelumne River Surface Water Diversion Fish Screening Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will replace 3 unscreened water diversion structures with self-cleaning cone fish screens, which will directly benefit juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead trout in the lower Mokelumne River through the enhancement of in-channel rearing habitat and by reducing entrainment losses.

Contact Information

Nicholas Savino
Agency Name
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Joaquin
Other Location Info
All three of the screening projects are located along the north bank of the Mokelumne River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The Project consists of the maintenance of an existing facility that does not expand the facility's former use (15301), the replacement of existing structures where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced (15302), and the installation of small new equipment (fish screen) in small structures (15303).
County Clerk
San Joaquin


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