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2013 Lower Klamath River Late Summer Flow Augmentation from Lewiston Dam Reclamation proposes to augment lower Klamath River flows to reduce the likelihood, and potentially reduce the severity, of any fish die-off. Reclamation would operate Trinity and Lewiston Reservoirs to target a minimum flow of 2,800 cfs in the lower Klamath River between August 15 and September 21, 2013. Draft EA and FONSI available for review on July 16, 2013. Comments due by July 31, 2013. FONSI signed and final EA completed on August 6, 2013.
2015 Lower Klamath River Late-Summer Flow Augmentation from Lewiston Dam Continued dry hydrologic conditions and recent discovery of presence of Ich, the fish disease thought primarily responsible for the fish die-off in 2002, has prompted Reclamation to consider supplementing flows to the lower Klamath River in 2015. The Proposed Action includes a proactive release to prevent a disease outbreak and a contingency volume to be used on an emergency basis to avoid a significant die-off of adult salmon. Real-time environmental and biological monitoring by Federal, State and Tribal biologists would be used to determine if and when an emergency action would be implemented. FONSI Signed Aug 20, 2015. Draft EA for public comment July 31, 2015 - August 7, 2015.
2016 Lower Klamath River Late-Summer Flow Augmentation from Lewiston Dam Reclamation has proposed the possible release of Trinity Reservoir-stored water to supplement flows to the lower Klamath River in late summer 2016. The Proposed Action to supplement flows was prepared as a contingency plan if environmental conditions present an elevated risk of a large-scale fish die-off from the fish disease Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (Ich). Real-time environmental and biological monitoring would be used to determine if and when to implement the Proposed Action. Draft EA was available for public review on August 2, 2016. FONSI signed on August 24, 2016.
2016 to 2020 Water Transfers by the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District to Contiguous Parcels This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to examine the potential impacts of consenting to the transfer of up to 20,000 af Base Supply per Year from the GCID to lands outside, but contiguous to, GCID?s service area during contract years 2016-2020 within the term in which GCID determines a portion of the water available to be surplus to its needs. The total volume to be transferred under the program would be determined annually, based on GCID water availability and recipient needs. Transfers would occur monthly between April 1 and October 31. FONSI signed on April 14, 2016.
Accelerated Water Transfer and Exchange Program for Sacramento Valley Central Valley Project Contractors ? Contract Years 2016- 2020 Reclamation proposes to implement an accelerated process for annual water transfers and/or exchanges pursuant to Section 3405(a) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act for Contract Years 2016 through 2020. The accelerated process would continue previous accelerated water transfer programs, allowing timely water management between Central Valley Project contractors in the Sacramento Valley to meet agricultural demands and/or municipal and industrial or other water requirements. FONSI and EA posted, Accelerated Water Transfer and Exchange Program for Sacramento Valley Central Valley Project Contractors - Contract years 2016 - 2020
Assignment of Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-1364Y-R-1 At the request of the new property owners, Reclamation will assign the interests in Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-1364Y-R-1 from E.L.H. Sutter Properties to Alan Lauppe, Joan Johnson, and Warren Lauppe, all as tenants-in-common, to correspond with the change in property ownership. (Variances between the original and current signatories for the contract are due to family ownership changes due to inheritance.) Reclamation?s authority for the action is granted by Article 33 of the Settlement Contract. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on July 8, 2016
Assignment of Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-4178A-R-1 NCAO-CEC-17 -05 At the request of the new property owners, Reclamation will assign the interests in Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-4178A-R-1 from Dorothy L. Leiser to B & D Family Partnership, to correspond with the change in property ownership. Reclamation?s authority for the action is granted by Article 33 of the Settlement Contract. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on November 21, 2016
Buckhorn Dam/Grass Valley Creek Toe Drain and Channel Rehabilitation Project EA The Project plans excavation of the Buckhorn dam outlet channel so that surface water elevations will be lowered to allow measurement of water seepage through the earthen dam as required in dam safety protocols. During excavation, Reclamation proposes to create additional off-channel juvenile holding habitat for coho salmon and steelhead that are common in the area. The constructed habitat will provide slow water refuge in proximity to vegetation and large wood cover habitat. To meet safety and fish habitat development needs, deigns estimate that excavation of approximately 9,000 cubic yards will be required. Project construction is proposed during summer 2012. Draft EA available for review on November 17, 2011. Comments due December 15, 2011. Final EA available March 2, 2012. FONSI signed on March 8, 2012. Project Implemented during summer/fall 2012. Maintenance of planting to occur in 2013 and 2014. Threatened Coho seen in newly opened habitat in November 2012.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2012 for Northern California Area Office Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2012 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2013 for Northern California Area Office Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2013 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2014 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2014 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for NCA0 in 2015 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2015 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for NCA0 in 2016 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2016 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for NCA0 in 2017 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2017 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for NCA0 in 2018 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2018 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant effect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources
City of Orland - Pilot Flying J Travel Center - Abandonment and Realignment of Irrigation Features - Orland Project, CA The City of Orland is requesting a construction permit from Reclamation to redirect a segment of an open, active, concrete-lined irrigation ditch in Lateral 8-2 underground, to accommodate the widening of County Road 13 in Orland, CA (Figure 1). The road widening work is necessitated by the construction of the Pilot Flying J Travel Center (Travel Center). Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on April 4, 2016.
Clear Creek Salmonid Spawning Gravel Augmentation Program Reclamation will place approximately 10,000 tons of gravel into the creek to help improve spawning habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead from August 30, 2012 to approximately September 15, 2012. This project is an integral part of the Clear Creek Restoration Program, an on-going inter-agency effort to increase salmonids in Clear Creek. CEC signed on July 16, 2012.
Coleman Barrier Weir Site Modifications The U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) are working cooperatively on a new Proposed Action located at the Barrier Weir and Ladder facility at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery (CNFH), near Anderson, California, Shasta County. Reclamation and the Service propose additional modifications be made to the overshot gate and wastewater wall to prevent unwanted upstream migration during critical times of the year. In addition, the Proposed Action would restore viewing opportunities for the visiting public by constructing a new viewing platform that would provide the visiting public with a direct view of the adult salmon that congregate at the base of the Barrier Weir. EA/FONSI available September 30, 2011
Colusa County Irrigation District SCADA Installation Project The Bureau of Reclamation is proposing to provide a WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency grant to the Colusa County Water District (District). The District would use this grant funding as a cost-share to install Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment and upgrade two voltage control centers to automate District-wide water operations. Automation of water operations would improve on water use efficiency within the District to result in substantial energy and water savings. The proposed Project is located in Colusa and Yolo counties, California. FONSI signed and EA completed on September 26, 2014.
Colusa County Water District - Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 91.22R - Central Valley Project, California Proposed Action Colusa County Water District (District) is requesting permission to install, operate and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. At Milepost 91.22RL, a 12-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed to connect a well located on land owned by Kalfsbeek Land and Holding to Reclamation?s canal. Existing pipeline on private property extends approximately 2,000 feet to Reclamation?s right-of-way. From the Reclamation fence line, the pipeline will follow the right-of-way, crossing under Reclamation?s canal access road and extending into the canal through the embankment (Figure 1) a total of 92 feet, all of which have been previously disturbed. A backhoe would be used to dig the trench. Soils extracted by trenching would be prevented from entering the canal and would be reused to cover the new pipeline. The pipeline over the U.S. right-of-way and access road shall have a minimum of two feet of cover. A plan and cross sectional view of the project area are depicted in Figure 2. A photograph of the action area is provided as Figure 3. The discharge facility is located in Section 23, Township 14 North, Range 3 West, M.D.M.& M. in Colusa County. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) and Reclamation reviewed the location on May 28, 2015. It has been determined that the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur as soon as possible in preparation for the irrigation season. The right-of-way and area to be used for this action does not provide habitat for any threatened or endangered species. The canal itself is concrete lined. The TCCA regularly maintains the area and engages in a weed abatement program both along the right-of-way and in the canal. CEC signed and posted.
Colusa County Water District - Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 92.00L - Central Valley Project, California Colusa County Water District (District) is requesting permission to install, operate, and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. At Milepost 92.00L, a 12-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed to connect a well located on land owned by Charles Manhart to Reclamation?s canal. Existing pipeline on private property extends approximately 65 feet to Reclamation?s right-of way. From the Reclamation fence line, the pipeline will follow the right-of-way, crossing under Reclamation?s canal access road and extending into the canal through the embankment (Figure 1) a total of 62 feet, all of which have been previously disturbed. A backhoe would be used to dig the trench. Soils extracted by trenching would be prevented from entering the canal and would be reused to cover the new pipeline. The pipeline over the U.S. right-of-way and access road shall have a minimum of two feet of cover. A plan and cross sectional view of the project area are depicted in Figure 2. A photograph of the action area is provided as Figure 3. The discharge facility is located in Section 23, Township 14 North, Range 3 West, M.D.M.& M. in Colusa County. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) and Reclamation reviewed the location on May 28, 2015. It has been determined the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur as soon as possible in preparation for the irrigation season. The right-of-way and area to be used for this action does not provide habitat for any threatened or endangered species. The canal itself is concrete lined. The TCCA regularly maintains the area and engages in a weed abatement program both along the right-of-way and in the canal. CEC signed and posted.
Cortina Water District - Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 90.43L - Central Valley Project, California Cortina Water District (District) is requesting permission to install, operate and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. A 12-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed from a well located on land owned by Glenn Kelley. The pipeline would extend approximately 905 feet onto Reclamation?s right-of way, cross under Reclamation?s canal access road and extend into the canal through the embankment. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) and Reclamation reviewed the location on April 14, 2015, and it has been determined the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur in early spring in preparation for the irrigation season. Categorically excluded, May 2015.
Cortina Water District - Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 90.65R - Central Valley Project, California Cortina Water District (District) is requesting permission to install, operate and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. At Milepost 90.65R, a 10-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed to connect a well located on land owned by Grimmer Farms to Reclamation?s canal. Existing pipeline on private property extends approximately 35 feet to Reclamation?s right-of way. From the Reclamation fence line, the pipeline will follow the Reclamation right-of-way, crossing under Reclamation?s canal access road and extending into the canal through the embankment (Figure 1), a total of 42 feet, all of which have been previously disturbed. A backhoe would be used to dig the trench. Soils extracted by trenching would be prevented from entering the canal and would be reused to cover the new pipeline. The pipeline over the U.S. right-of-way and access road shall have a minimum of two feet of cover. A plan and cross sectional view of the project area are depicted in Figure 2. A photograph of the action area is provided as Figure 3. The discharge facility is located in Section 14, Township 14 North, Range 3 West, M.D.M.& M. in Colusa County. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) and Reclamation reviewed the location on May 28, 2015. It has been determined the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur as soon as possible in preparation for the irrigation season. The right-of-way and area to be used for this action does not provide habitat for any threatened or endangered species. The canal itself is concrete lined. The TCCA regularly maintains the area and engages in a weed abatement program both along the right-of-way and in the canal. CEC signed and posted.
Drag Boat Exhibitions/Competitions ? East Park Reservoir ? Orland Project Bureau of Reclamation proposes to approve drag boat exhibitions/competitions at East Park Reservoir in Colusa County, CA for a period of up to five years. The property on which the events would occur is owned by Reclamation and managed by Colusa County. The Finding of No Significant Impact was signed and EA completed on July 26, 2017. The EA was available for public review July 11-25, 2017.
Dunnigan Water District - SCADA Project Reclamation proposes to provide Dunnigan W.D. with CalFed Grant funding for the district to install SCADA equipment at three diversion facilities off the Tehama-Colusa Canal. In addition, the project would include a master SCADA control system at the Dunnigan W.D. office in Yolo County, California. The FONSI was signed on 9/25/2013.
East Park Reservoir - Rattlesnake Point - Boat Launch Facility Project The Project includes construction of a single-lane boat ramp, dock and paved parking and access road, sidewalk and associated amenities. The boat ramp will be a "V" -groove concrete slab, approximately 200 feet long by 20 feet wide. The dock will be a cable-guided float, approximately 60 feet long, connected to a gang plank and dock landing. The paved areas will accommodate approximately 18 vehicles and trailer parking spaces. FONSI signed 9/15/2017
Five-Year Warren Act Contracts for Conveyance of Groundwater in the Tehama-Colusa Canal - Contract Years 2018 - 2022 (March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2023) Reclamation proposes to issue Warren Act contracts to up to 11 CVP water service contractors served by Sacramento Canals Unit over a five-year period beginning with water contract year 2018. Combined, the quantity of groundwater that could be pumped in any one year could be up to 86,200 acre-feet. Draft EA posted for public comments. Comments due at COB February 26, 2018.
Five-Year Warren Act Contracts for Conveyance of Groundwater in the Tehama-Colusa and Corning Canals ? Contract Years 2013 through 2017 (March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2018) The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to issue 5-year Warren Act Contracts (WACs) to requesting Central Valley Project (CVP or Project) water service contractors within the Sacramento Canals Unit (SCU) to pump groundwater into the Tehama-Colusa and/or Corning Canal (Canals) during the period of March 1, 2013, through Februrary 28, 2018. In 2014, the contractors requested an increase in the amount of water to be pumped into the Canals and Reclamation wrote a FONSI and Supplementl EA. Supplemental FONSI signed and EA prepared on March 6, 2014.
Glen-Colusa Irrigation District 550.43 Acre Annexation The Proposed Action is annexation of four parcels, consisting of approximately 550.43 acres, into the Service Area identified in Exhibit B of Contract number 14-06-200-855A-R-1 (Contract) between the United States and Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District.
Glenn Colusa Irrigation District and the Holthouse and Colusa County Water Districts Long-Term Transfers of Central Valley Project Water in Support of the Colusa Generating Station Environmental Assessment Reclamation proposes to approve a series of transfers to enable the County of Colusa (County) to supply up to 180 acre feet (af) of water per year for up to 30 years to the Colusa Generating Station (CGS). The water would be provided under a four-party agreement, in which the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) would transfer Central Valley Project (Project) water to the County from April through October, the Holthouse Water District (Holthouse) would transfer Project water to the County from November through March. The County would deliver water to the CGS year round. Draft EA and FONSI available for review on December 30, 2009. Comments due January 29, 2010. FONSI signed February 25, 2010.
Gray Lodge System Improvements - Conveyance of Refuge Water Supply Project East Sacramento Vallye Study Area Supplemental EA and Addendum to IS The purpose of the Proposed Action is to increase Biggs-West Gridley Water District's system conveyance capacity to deliver full Level Four water deliveries to Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. A final EA was prepared in December 2007 on various conveyance alternatives, with a FONSI originally signed in August 1998. This new EA evaluates site-specific design details for the Biggs-West Gridley conveyance. FONSI signed on October 21, 2013.
Interim Renewal Contract Between the United States and Elk Creek Community Services District Providing for Project Water Service From the Black Butte Project Reclamation proposes to execute an interim renewal contract for up to 100 acre feet/year of Central Valley Project Water for the community of Elk Creek. The proposed contract would ensure an adequate public water supply in the event of drought, when the primary supply of water from the Orland Project is inadequate. The long term contract, currently under negotiation, will be covered by a separate Environmental Assessment. Draft FONSI and EA were available for review on January 27, 2012. Comments were due February 10, 2012. Final EA being prepared.
Long-Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River The Bureau of Reclamation has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Long Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River. The purpose of the DEIS is to address the potentially significant environmental effects of implementing flow-related actions to reduce the likelihood, and potentially reduce the severity, of an Ich (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis) epizootic event that could lead to an associated fish die-off in future years. Ich is a pathogen that can cause mortality in fish. Ich grows on the gills and suffocates the fish. Crowded holding conditions for pre-spawn adults, warm water temperatures, and presence of disease pathogens are the likely major factors contributing to the adult mortalities. The DEIS will consider a no action and two action alternatives, evaluating the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of implementing a project. The Record of Decision was signed on April 19, 2017. The Final Environmental Impact Statement was made available on January 19, 2017. An open house and public hearing was held on November 9, 2016 in Redding, CA. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement was available for public review and comment October 14, 2016 through December 5, 2016.
Long-term Renewal of CVP Contracts - Sacramento River Division EA The Sacramento River Division contains 18 water service contractors served primarily by the Tehama Colusa Canal and the Corning Canal in Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, and Yolo Counties. Potential impacts may be associated with potential changes in water use and cropping patterns,reduction of return flows,and availability of water.The contractor must ensure that all surface water delivered for irrigation purposes within the contractor's service area will be measured at each agricultural turnout, and water delivered for M&I purposes will be measured at each M&I service connection. Draft EA on 8/19/03. BA completed August 2003. Revised BA March 2004. Revised Draft EA released on July 30, 2004. Final EA completed November 11, 2004. FONSI signed February 25, 2005. PROBLEMS VIEWING OR DOWNLOADING FILES? PLEASE CONTACT LYNNETTE WIRTH AT (916) 978-5102 or lwirth@mp.usbr.gov
Natomas Central Mutual Water Company's R-Drain Check Structure Automation Project The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate and disclose any potential impacts associated with Reclamation?s decision to provide grant funding to the Natomas Central Mutual Water Company?s (Company) R-Drain Check Structure Automation Project (Project). The proposed Project is located along the Northern Main Canal in Sutter County, California. Reclamation proposes to provide a Department of the Interior CALFED Bay-Delta Water Use Efficiency grant to the Company to support implementation of the Project. The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a 30?year Program (2000 ? 2030) among 25 Federal and State agencies with responsibility in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Program is based on four major resource management objectives that guide its actions to achieving a Delta that has a healthy ecosystem and can supply Californians with a reliable water supply. Those objectives are levee system integrity, water quality, water supply reliability, and ecosystem restoration. Reclamation plays a key role as the Federal lead agency for implementation of the water supply reliability actions in coordination with our state CALFED partner agencies. EA completed and FONSI signed on February 12, 2016.
Natomas Central Mutual Water Company's Sankey Road Check Structure Automation Project The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to award the Natomas Central Mutual Water Company with a CALFED Bay-Delta Water Use Efficiency Grant in support of improving irrigation service and efficiency of water use by replacing the existing Sankey Road manually-operated check structure on the Northern Main Canal with a new structure equipped with electronically-driven, remotely-operated gates. The project is located approximately 13 miles north of Sacramento in Sutter County, California. EA completed and FONSI signed on August 28, 2015.
Orland Unit Water Users' Association Approval of Amendments to "Bylaws of Orland Unit Water Users' Association" Orland Project, CA The Bylaws of the Orland Unit Water Users' Association are being amended. As title holder to the Orland Project, The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will approve amendments to Article 1, Section 3.3 of the ?Bylaws of Orland Unit Water Users? Association?, consistent with Article 1, Section 15 of the Bylaws, which states: "No provision of any By-Law embraced in Article 1 of these By-Laws shall be amended or modified except with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior". The Categorical Exclusion Checklist was signed on July 8, 2016.
Orland-Artois Water District Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 37.80 - Central Valley Project, California Orland-Artois Water District(District) is requesting permission to install, operate and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. A 12-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed from a well located on land owned by Silveria Dairy. The pipeline would extend approximately 251 feet onto Reclamation?s right-of way. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority and Reclamation reviewed the location on April 2, 2015, and it has been determined the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur in early spring in preparation for the irrigation season. Categorically excluded, May 2015.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company -21 KV Powerline Crossing along the Tehama-Colusa Canal -County Road 33, Glenn County, CA Reclamation will approve PG&E?s installation, operation and maintenance of a 21kv powerline with three conductors across and along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (Canal) right-of-way near Canal milepost 43.17 to provide additional electrical service to the Glenn County (County) Landfill. The power line will extend approximately 210 feet west from an existing power pole, cross over the Canal at milepost 43.17 on the south side of County Road 33 to another existing pole, then turn north where it will be attached to eight existing poles in the County?s easement along the road shoulder, outside of Reclamation?s fence, traversing north approximately 2,240 feet, then continue west towards the Landfill. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on July 13, 2016.
Partial Assignment of Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-1616A-R1
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Recreational Improvements at East Park Reservoir - Orland Project Reclamation would allow development of an 18-hole disc golf course and a non-motorized aircraft landing zone at East Park Reservoir. Development of these areas would occur during the late summer or early fall of 2015.The 18-hole DGC would be established on a 50-acre parcel along the eastern side of EPR. The layout would include positioning of tees, baskets (pins), and main trails (or fairways) to minimize interaction with other course participants, vehicle traffic, and unique natural resources of the area. The landing zone for non-motorized aircraft would be established on a 46-acre parcel on the western side of EPR. Development of this site would primarily entail establishment of a rock-based parking lot (approx. dimensions 95 feet by 140 feet or 0.3 acres) in the northwest corner of the parcel adjacent to East Park Road. Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact released.
Renewal of Sacramento River Settlement Contract EIS Involves the entities and individuals asserting senior rights to divert water from the natural flow of the Sacramento River. These entities and individuals, known as the Sacramento River settlement contractors, typically receive both non-Central Valley Project water, referred to as base supply, and supplemental water from the Central Valley Project, referred to as Project water. One other contract, with the Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company, is also being covered by this EIS/EIR in recognition of its close coupling with the Settlement Contracts Draft EIS out to public on October 1, 2004. Final EIS out to public on December 17, 2004. Record of Decision (ROD) signed February 28, 2005. ROD for Natomas Mutual Water Co. signed March 9, 2005; revised Natomas ROD May 5,2005. ROD for City of Redding and ACID signed July 1, 2005. PROBLEMS VIEWING OR DOWNLOADING FILES? PLEASE CONTACT LYNNETTE WIRTH AT (916) 978-5102 or lwirth@mp.usbr.gov
Sacramento River Salmonid Spawning Gravel Augmentation Program at Keswick Dam 2011 CEC Reclamation would place about 5,000 tons of spawning gravel into the Sacramento River near Keswick Dam between August 22 and September 9, 2011. The project would improve the quantity and quality of spawning habitat for anadromous fish. Gravel injections at the Keswick Dam site have occurred 8 times since 1987 and this year's injection will be identical to all previous years. CEC signed on June 1, 2011.
Stony Gorge Reservoir - Installation of Sanitary Vaults - Orland Project Reclamation will install three modern, pre-fabricated, dry vault restrooms at three high-traffic campsite areas (Elk Creek Hill, Hidden Point, and Rocky Point) on the eastern shore of Stony Gorge Reservoir in 2015/2016. These new restroom facilities will replace existing portable sanitation stations. Each new uni-sex restroom will consist of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant compartment. The installation of the new facilities will expand the waste capacity at each site to 1,000 gallons, and reduce overall maintenance frequency and costs, while improving the overall sanitary conditions. Categorical Exclusion Checklist issued on 20 November 2015
Stony Gorge Reservoir - Skippers Point Boat Launch Facility Rehabilitation Project Reclamation will be replacing the boat launch and improving related facilities at Stony Gorge Reservoir in Glenn County, CA. The existing boat launch facility at Skippers Point was installed approximately 25 years ago and is the only improved boat launch facility on the reservoir. Reclamation and Boating and Waterways determined that upgrades to existing facilities are needed to improve the quality of the recreational experience and gain compliance with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. FONSI signed 9/15/2017
Tehama County Public Works Elder Creek Levee Repair Sampling The Tehama County Public Works Department (County) has requested permission to perform investigative sampling of spoils from the construction of the Tehama Colusa Canal (TCC) placed on the Bureau of Reclamation?s (Reclamation) land at TCC milepost 8.20. The Proposed Action is limited to the collection of approximately 20 representative samples of the spoils along the length of the ROW using hand tools. The purpose of the sampling and associated geotechnical analyses is to determine if the physical properties of the material support its appropriateness for use in the repair of an adjacent levee embankment that has suffered severe erosion. If the material is determined suitable for use in construction, approximately 5,000 cubic yards of spoil (if available at the site based on a future survey) would be excavated from the ROW and placed along the embankment as a second action. Categorical Exclusion signed September 17, 2015.
Temporary Transfer of Central Valley Project Water from The City of Redding to Member Units of the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority in Contract Year 2015 The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to approve a one-year transfer of up to 707 acre-feet (AF) of Central Valley Project water (Project Water) from the City of Redding (City), California, Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-2871A-R-1, to Member Units of the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) Authority, served by the TCC in northern California: 707 AF collectively to the Kanawha, Glide, Glenn Valley, Davis, Corning, Cortina, 4-M and Westside Water Districts (Districts). EA and FONSI available for public review.
Temporary Transfer of CVP Water from the City of Redding to the Bella Vista Water District in 2014 The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to approve a 1-year transfer of up to 1,200 acre-feet (AF) of Central Valley Project (Project) water from the City of Redding (City) under Federal Contract No. 14-06-200-2871A-R-1 to the Bella Vista Water District (District). Earlier than normal groundwater pumping and corresponding curtailment of surface water production by the City allowed the City to realize a surplus of Project water available for transfer in 2014. The District also is a Project water service contractor in the same area of origin as the City and therefore, the transfer will be conducted in accordance with Section 3405(a)(1)(M) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA). The request from the District to transfer water stems from the projected insufficient water supply to meet current year municipal and industrial needs of the District in spite of implementing conservation measures. FONSI signed and EA completed on July 8, 2014.
Temporary Transfer of Water from the Bella Vista Water District to Glide and Colusa County Water Districts in 2013 Reclamation proposes to approve a 1-year transfer of up to 3,000 acre-feet (AF) of Central Valley Project (Project) water from the Bella Vista Water District to the Glide Water District (GWD) and up to 5,000 AF of Project water from BVWD to Colusa County Water District (CCWD). The purpose of the project is to transfer Project water to alleviate an unexpected shortfall in water supply due to reduced rainfall to GWD and CCWD in 2013. This water is needed to support irrigation needs and/or M&I uses. The FONSI was signed on 8/13/2013.
Temporary Transfer of Water from the City of Redding?s Sacramento River Settlement Contract to the City of Redding?s Central Valley Project Water Service Contract EA Reclamation would approve the transfer of Project Water from the Settlement Contract to the Buckeye Contract for a nine-year period ending February 28, 2023. The transferred Project Water would be delivered to the City?s Buckeye Contract with Whiskeytown Reservoir as it source. This water would be used to meet existing M&I needs typically of the winter month. FONSI signed on January 14, 2015
Temporary Transfer of Water from the McConnell Foundation to Kanawha and Glide Water Districts in Contract Year 2014 The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to approve a 1-year transfer of up to 5,100 acre-feet (AF) of Central Valley Project (Project) water from the McConnell Foundation (Foundation) to the Kanawha and Glide water districts (Districts) served by the Tehama-Colusa Canal. Water made available to the Districts could come from direct transfer from the Foundation or indirectly through the City of Redding?s water service contract, the Buckeye Contract (#14-06-200-5272A-LTR1), or a combination thereof. Water made available to the Foundation for transfer is based upon a pre-1914 right to divert water regardless of Central Valley Project allocations (see Contract No. 00-WC-20-1707). In the case of direct transfer, any quantity delivered would be subject to a reduction by a factor of 1.786 because this water would be used outside Shasta County (see Contract No. 00-WC-20-1707). In contrast, any Project water transferred through the Buckeye contract would not be subject to a reduction. The Project water to be transferred would originate at Trinity Lake, be diverted through Carr Tunnel into Whiskeytown Reservoir then through Spring Creek and Keswick power plants into the Sacramento River. This water, minus any potential conveyance loss, would be diverted at the screened Red Bluff Pump Plant (RBPP) into the TCC for delivery to the Districts between mileposts 45 and 58. FONSI signed and EA completed on April 9, 2014.
Time Extension to Use Central Valley Project Water and Base Supply by Sacramento River Settlement Contractors in Contract Year 2015 Reclamation will temporarily extend the time period for use of Contract Year 2015 Base Supply and Central Valley Project Water remaining under the Sacramento River Settlement Contracts, or a portion thereof, which was deferred from use during the spring and early summer of 2015. The purpose of the action is to allow operational flexibility for Central Valley Operations, which includes more stable river flows and the timely delivery of Contract Water to wildlife refuges south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The deadline for the use of the Contract Year 2015 water will be extended from November 1, 2015 through December 10, 2015.
Transfer of Base Supply Water and Central Valley Project Water by Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District to the Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company Reclamation proposes to approve the transfer of up to 45,000 acre-feet of water by the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) to the Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company (CDMWC). Approval of the transfers would provide the CDMWC with up to 15,000 acre-feet (AF) of Base Supply Water and 30,000 AF of CVP Water from GCID on an annual basis from 2013 through 2017. This water would be used solely to maintain existing agricultural practices on lands served by the CDMWC. Draft FONSI and EA was available for review on November 21, 2012. Comments were due by Friday, Decemeber 21, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on January 14, 2013.
Trinity River Channel Rehabilitation Site: Deep Gulch and Sheridan Creek (River Mile 81.6 ? 82.9) The Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP), including the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (federal co-lead agencies), and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board - state lead agency) propose to construct the 2017 Trinity River Channel Rehabilitation Project at the Deep Gulch and Sheridan Creek site. The Project purpose is to increase salmon and steelhead habitat downstream of Lewiston Dam, as described in the December 19, 2000, Record of Decision for the Trinity River Mainstem Fishery Restoration Environmental Impact Statement. The proposed project is designed to enhance both terrestrial and aquatic habitat quality. In-river work will increase habitat complexity via construction of slow water refuge habitats (e.g., side channels), reconnection of the floodplain with the river, and placement of in-river geomorphic and habitat features (e.g., rock and wood structures). On-shore work will include revegetation of riverine and upland areas with native vegetation. EA/IS completed and FONSI signed by federal co-lead agencies BLM and Reclamation on May 26, 2017. Response to comments on the Draft EA/IS are located in Appendix B of the Final EA/IS. Construction planned to start summer 2017.
Trinity River Channel Rehabilitation Site: Limekiln Gulch (River Mile 99.7- 100.6) EA/IS The Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP), including the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (federal co-lead agencies), and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board - state lead agency) propose to construct the 2015 Trinity River Channel Rehabilitation Project at the Limekiln Gulch site. The purpose is to increase salmon and steelhead habitat downstream of Lewiston Dam, as described in the December 19, 2000, Record of Decision for the Trinity River Mainstem Fishery Restoration Environmental Impact Statement. The proposed project is designed to enhance both terrestrial and aquatic habitat quality. In-river work will increase habitat complexity via construction of slow water refuge habitats (e.g., side channels), reconnection of the floodplain with the river, and placement of in-river geomorphic and habitat features (e.g., rock and wood structures). On-shore work will include revegetation of riverine and upland areas with native vegetation. Final EA/IS, May 2015. FONSI signed June 12, 2015. Preparing for implementation this summer.
Trinity River Mechanical Channel Rehabilitation Program: Canyon Creek Suite of Rehabilitation Sites: Trinity River Mile 73 to 78 EA/EIR Implementation of the Canyon Creek Rehabilitation sites (Project) will be the second Mechanical Channel rehabilitation effort required by the Trinity River Mainstem Fishery Restoration Final EIS/EIR Record of Decision (ROD) to increase diversity and habitat for salmonids. The Project will remove riparian berms and create functional floodplain at four sites along the Trinity River downstream of Canyon Creek. Within this Trinity River reach, these sites will work synergistically to create a smaller, dynamic alluvial river channel which exhibits characteristics of the pre-dam Trinity but at a smaller scale. Notice of Preparation under California Environmental Quality Act 10/6/05. Scoping meeting 10/6/05 Draft EA released on February 9, 2006. Comments period ended March 27, 2006. Final EA/EIR released October 2, 2006. Construction completed November 2006. Planting done March 2007.
Trinity River Restoration Program Channel Rehabilitation and Sediment Management Master (Programmatic) EIR and Site Specific EA/EIR for Remaining Phase I Activities The environmental document consists of two parts: Part 1 is a Master EIR which programmatically addresses the effects of implementing the channel rehabilitation and sediment management components of the Trinity River Restoration Program. Part 2 is a site specific EA/EIR for the remaining Phase 1 sites which are located between the Old Lewiston Bridge and the BLM Douglas City campground. Within the remaining Phase 1 sites, fisheries habitat quality and complexity will be enhanced via construction of slow water refuge habitats, placement of structures (e.g., large woody debris), and introduction of gravel into the river's floodplain. Construction of these sites, planned for 2009 and 2010, will complete Phase 1 of the Trinity Restoration Program as described in the December 19, 2000, Record of Decision for the Trinity River Mainstem Fishery Restoration Environmental Impact Statement. The Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region is the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act for the preparation of this Master Environmental Impact Report (MEIR - programmatic coverage) for Trinity River Restoration Program channel rehabilitation and sediment management activities. The public scoping period began March 28 and ended May 12, 2008. Comments were solicited to assist the lead agencies in identifying the range of actions, alternatives, mitigation measures, and significant effects to be analyzed in the Draft Env. document. A public scoping meeting was held in April 2008 and public workshops were held in September 2008. The public draft Master EA/EIR was available for review and comment between June 5 and July 28, 2009. FONSI signed July 30, 2009.
Trinity River Channel Rehabilitation Site: Bucktail (River Mile 105.45 ? 107.0) The Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP), including the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (federal co-lead agencies), and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board - state lead agency) propose to construct the 2016 Trinity River Channel Rehabilitation Project at the Bucktail site. The purpose is to increase salmon and steelhead habitat downstream of Lewiston Dam, as described in the December 19, 2000, Record of Decision for the Trinity River Mainstem Fishery Restoration Environmental Impact Statement. The proposed project is designed to enhance both terrestrial and aquatic habitat quality. In-river work will increase habitat complexity via construction of slow water refuge habitats (e.g., side channels), reconnection of the floodplain with the river, and placement of in-river geomorphic and habitat features (e.g., rock and wood structures). On-shore work will include revegetation of riverine and upland areas with native vegetation. Draft EA/IS available for review on November 18, 2015. Comments were due on January 4, 2016. FONSI signed on May 12, 2016.
Use of Trinity Reservoir water to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River in 2012 EA Reclamation proposes to use Trinity Reservoir-stored water to supplement flows in the lower Klamath River to lessen the likelihood of a fish disease outbreak and fish mortalities during the late summer early fall of 2012. Reclamation estimates that up to 92,000 acre-feet of water could be used to supplement flows in the lower Klamath River. The Draft EA and FONSI was available for public review from July 17, 2012 through July 27, 2012. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on August 10, 2012.
Voluntary Partial Assignment of Sacramento River Settlement Contract Number 14-06-200-880X-R-1 Reclamation will execute a Voluntary Partial Assignment of Sacramento River Settlement Contract (Settlement Contract) Number 14-06-200-880X-R-1 from Hiatt Downer Ranch, LLC, Trustee of the Philip B. Illerich Family Trust created under declaration of trust dated September 19, 1995, to Van Ruiten Bros. Reclamation will also update the name of the Trustee for the Illerich Family Trust to Gail J. Owens. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on November 21, 2016
Yuba City Irrigation Systems Upgrade Project Bureau of Reclamation will be providing a WaterSMART Small-Scale Water Efficiency Project grant to support the City of Yuba Citys irrigation system upgrades project in Sutter County, CA. Under the grant, the City will replace all existing irrigation controllers at 11 City parks and 13 Land Management Districts via a 50/50 cost share with Reclamation. FONSI was signed Nov 9th 2017