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Title: Environmental Assessment : Bodega Harbor Federal Channels, Maintenance Dredging for Fiscal Year 2017
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. San Francisco District.
Keywords: Bodega Bay (Calif. : Bay)
Channels (Hydraulic engineering)
Dredging spoil
Environmental protection
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. San Francisco District.
Abstract: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify any direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts to the human environment resulting from the proposed maintenance dredging of the federal channels located at Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California. The purpose and need for the proposed action are similar. The purpose is to maintain the authorized depth of the federal navigation channels in Bodega Bay Harbor. The need for the action is to remove shoaled sediment from the channel, thereby achieving the project’s overall purpose. Bodega Bay is an important commercial fishing center that is also the only safe harbor between San Francisco and Noyo Harbor. Because the entrance to the harbor is protected from prevailing northwesterly and westerly winds and seas by Bodega Head, it provides safe passage for fishing and recreational craft throughout the year. Bodega Bay serves commercial fishing and recreational vessels, as well as a United States Coast Guard (USCG) search and rescue station. The Spud Point Marina has 250 permanent berths. The USACE is responsible for maintaining the federal navigation channels in Bodega Harbor to ensure save navigation for the vessels navigating the bay. Bodega Harbor experiences sedimentation from only a few sources, including ocean input through the narrow entrance, limited inflow from intermittent gulches, and sheet runoff. Over time, the unending natural process of gradual sediment accumulation will constrict navigation in the channels (shoaling) and cause a safety hazard. Periodic maintenance dredging is essential to the continued safe and efficient use of the federal channels and associated turning basins by commercial and recreational vessels and USCG search and rescue vessels. As such, it is USACE’s responsibility, in coordination with the non-federal sponsor, to restore the harbor channels to their authorized depth of 12 feet mean lower low water (MLLW).
Description: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 211 pages / 25.08 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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