Piru Diversion


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United Water Conservation District
Document Title
Piru Diversion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
United Water Conservation District is seeking a new Streambed Alteration Agreement from the California Department of Fish and Game for the continued maintenance and operation of United's Piru diversion. The diversion was originally built in 1931 and has been continually operated by United since its establishment. The current diversion consists of an earthen berm that extends out across the river channel, a sluice channel, and a diversion structure with a trash rack and four inlets leading to a diversion pipe that conveys diverted water to the Piru spreading grounds. United is proposing to upgrade the facility by providing fish screens, modifying the intake structure to meet velocity criteria established by the National Marine Fisheries Service, and incorporating a natural fishway bypass channel to protect aquatic species. The proposed structural modifications are relatively minor and implementation will not result in an increase of more than 50% of the floor area of the current structure (any increase in structure size will be "landward" of the current structure, and will not result in any additional encroachment into the riverbed).

Contact Information
James Kentosh
United Water Conservation District
106 N. 8th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Phone : (805) 525-4431


Other Location Info
West bank of Piru Creek south of the Center Street Bridge

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project falls within exempt Class 1, consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topopgraphical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that previously existing.

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