CEQA Notice of Exemption - Sutter Bypass DWR Pumping Plants Fish Screening Investigation

Summary

SCH Number
2010068212
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
CEQA Notice of Exemption - Sutter Bypass DWR Pumping Plants Fish Screening Investigation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Professional divers will install the velocity meters in the wet (culvert fully submerged). Velocity meters approximately 10 inches high, 4 inches wide, and 2.5 inches deep, will be installed anywhere from 10 to 20 feet inside the culverts. The meters will be fastened to the concrete culvert with either an environmentally safe epoxy called Splash Zone or by drilling threaded stainless steel bolts into the concrete to fasten the meter. Two-inch PVC pipe will be used to enclose the cables in the water to help guard against rodents. The PVC pipe will be fastened to the concrete culvert with the same method as the meters. The PVC pipe will lead out of the culvert and terminate into an existing 2-inch PVC pipe which is buried approximately 2 feet into the levee side slopes. Cables will then be pulled through the existing PVC pipe and terminate in the existing housing area located at the top of the levee. Minimal ground disturbance is expected.

Contact Information
Davod Npgener
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 574-2016

Location

Counties
Sutter

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Categorical exemption for the operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use Section (15301) Categorical exemption for basic data collection, reseach, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities, which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.
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