San Diego Canal Bachelor Mountain Spillway Emergency Repair Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
San Diego Canal Bachelor Mountain Spillway Emergency Repair Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) proposes to perform emergency repairs at the San Diego Canal Bachelor Mountain Spillway. Recent inspections revealed a damaged concrete liner panel within the Bachelor Mountain Spillway. Metropolitan proposes to place a geotextile material and crushed rock over the existing damaged concrete liner panel in order to prevent loss of soil from beneath the liner and prevent failure of the San Diego Canal. The rate of soil loss, if left unchecked, could accelerate quickly without prior advance warning, culminating in a sudden failure of the canal. Failure of the canal would result in the uncontrolled release of over 100 million gallons of water, which would cause substantial damage to the canal, severing a vital water conveyance link to San Diego County, and inflict damage to properties downstream of the failure. In order for the equipment and personnel to access the spillway to perform the repairs, a channel to the east of the spillway will be cleared of all vegetation. Crushed rock will be laid on the bottom of the drainage to aid equipment access to the spillway.

Contact Information
Jennifer Harriger
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054

Phone : (213) 217-7658



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec 21060.3, 21080b, 15269
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of emergency repairs to publicly owned service facilities necessary to maintain service essential to public health, safety, or welfare. Additionally, the project involves the specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.

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