Westlands Water District Surface Water Storage Pilot Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Westlands Water District Surface Water Storage Pilot Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Construction and operation of a 40 acre pilot project to evaluate the construction of a series of dirt embankment surface water storage reservoirs to store surface water on a seasonal basis and determine if the concept can be constructed and operated in a manner without contributing in a significant way to: water to deep percolation; water movement to surrounding areas; water quality degradation; and determine infiltration and evaporation losses.

Contact Information
Thaddeus L. Bettner
Westlands Water District
Lead/Public Agency
3130 N. Fresno Street P.O. Box 6056
Fresno, CA 93703-6056

Phone : (559) 224-1523



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15306, 15061(b)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
Exempt Status: also Statutory Exemption The Pilot Project is a study to determine the feasibility of constructing a series of water storage reservoirs, for the seasonal storage of surface water. Section 15306 of the CEQA Guidelines allows an exemption from CEQA where projects "consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action, which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded."

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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