JEM Ranch Trenching and Pump Station Installation


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game #2
Document Title
JEM Ranch Trenching and Pump Station Installation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will install two new pump stations on the north side of the West Adams canal, new intake structures into the channel banks of the West Adams canal, and trench for the extension of electrical service and irrigation lines at two ephemeral drainages tributary to Cache Creek. Each pump station will consist of a new 20ft by 30ft surfaces (aggregate base) pad and access road. A wet well and pump will be installed on each pad approximately 20 feet from the top of bank of the West Adams Canal. The well will connect underground to a new 12-inch intake pipe installed at the channel bottom of West Adams Canal. The intake structure will include a manually operated canal gate on the intake pipe installed in a new recessed concrete section along the north bank of the West Adams Canal. A hand-wheel on a rising stem with bar supports will be installed at the top of the bank at each intake location. Water will be pumped from the West Adams Canal as it is released from the Capay Dam by the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. Pumping rates and timing will be determined based on previously allocated water rights, water availability and irrigation needs. Pumps are not expected to operate during the winter rainy season and the canal gates will be kept closed during that time. At the trenching locations, existing culverts will be removed, services will be trenched into the roadbed below the bottom elevation of the culverts, and they will be replaced. Thus no new disturbance to the bed, channel, or bank of the ephemeral drainages will occur as a result of service installation.

Contact Information

Kelley Barker
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Game
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
City: Capay

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project falls within Class 4: Minor Alteration to Land. It involves minor trenching and backfilling and installation of pumps on private land and will not significantly impact the environment or remove healthy, mature, scenic trees.

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