California Aqueduct, Lower Quail Canal Seepage Control Blanket


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
California Aqueduct, Lower Quail Canal Seepage Control Blanket
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Aqueduct in this reach known as the Lower Quail Canal has had a history of problems with canal foundation instability and seepage. Other reaches of this embankment both upstream and downstream of this site were previously repaired by the installation of designed drainage facilities (seepage blankets). The target section of the embankment to be repaired by this project is approximately 500 feet in length between aqueduct stations 310 to 316. The embankment slope will be cleared of existing weedy vegetation and regraded, and then a gravel berm with drainage pipes will be installed and covered with soil. Native soil previously excavated during canal consttruction will be excavated on-site for topsoil fill material. All areas of disturbed soil will be reseeded with an appropriate mixture of native plants for erosion control. The total project area will not exceed 3 acres of disturbed soil surface, including both the embankment repair area and the adjacent borrow area. This project will have no adverse environmental impacts, and the beneficiaries will be the State of California and all State Water Project users. Stabilization of the seepage site is considered critical to avoiding a potential future catastrophic failure of the aqueudct liner in this section such as occurred in 1984.

Contact Information
Mike Driller
Department of Water Resources, Division of Engineering
1416 Ninth Street, Room 406-1
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 657-5143


Los Angeles
Other Location Info
5 miles SW of Gorman

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15302
Reasons for Exemption
This project is a reconstruction of an existing facility with no increase in size or capacity.

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