California Department of Fish and Wildlife
culvert work

Culvert Work
CDFW photo by JoAnn Dunn

Lake and Streambed Alteration Program

Notification Forms, Instructions, Fees

Fish and Game Code section 1602 requires any person, state or local governmental agency, or public utility to notify CDFW before beginning any activity that will substantially modify a river, stream or lake.

To notify CDFW, a notification package must be completed and submitted with the appropriate fee to the CDFW Regional Office that serves the county where the project will take place.

notification information

additional forms