Feasibility Testing of Emergency-use Portable Pumping Equipment for Southern Delta Agricultural Diverters


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Feasibility Testing of Emergency-use Portable Pumping Equipment for Southern Delta Agricultural Diverters
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Department of Water Resources will test the feasibility of using portable pumping equipment for emergency uses for southern Delta agricultural diverters as requested in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Biological Opinion for the Temporary Barriers Project (TBP). The use of portable pumps is also planned as a condition for the operations of the State Water Project (SWP) and the Central Valley Project (CVP) as they pertain to the use of Joint Point of Diversion and additional pumping in the Delta to accommodate water transfers. The project will be located near an existing pump platform on Old River adjacent to Coney Island. The tesing period may range from 10 ten-minute intervals to two or three hours of pumping. Data will be collected to evaluate the project's effectiveness at relieving low water level diversion difficulties. DWR will hire a contractor to provide the equipment and technical support required while testing.

Contact Information
Mike Ford
Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (916) 653-7247


San Joaquin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec. 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The use of portable pumps involves experimental management of low water related problems encountered by agricultural diverters. Information obtained from this action may provide an effective short-term remedy for agricultural diverters until more permanent solutions can be implemented.

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