Little Arthur Dam Removal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Little Arthur Dam Removal Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Valley Water plans to implement the Little Arthur’s Dam Removal Project (Project), in partnership with Trout Unlimited. The project will remove Pickell’s dam, an existing dam, that was originally constructed prior to 1924 and is composed of poured-in-place concrete. The project includes the removal of dam, fish ladder, and downstream concrete slab.

Contact Information

Billy Williams
Agency Name
Valley Water
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
South side of Redwood Retreat Road, approximately 1.2 miles northwest of Watsonville Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
tit. 14 § 15333
Reasons for Exemption
There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065, (b) There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed, and (c) The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.” None of the conditions noted under the CEQA Guidelines §15300.2 would occur.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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