Panoche Creek Siphon Vegetation Removal Maintenance Plan

Summary

SCH Number
2010128002
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Panoche Creek Siphon Vegetation Removal Maintenance Plan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The California Department of Water Resources owns and manages property at Panoche Creek Siphon. Panoche Creek is an ephemeral creek that carries storm runoff from the Diablo Range. At milepost 108.87 the California Aqueduct is siphoned under Panoche Creek to allow for uninterrupted flow. The creek flows under Fairfax Ave where it continues northeast in a ditch like channel becoming part of the San Joaquin Watershed. The Panoche Siphon area is subject to flood waters and proper flows must be assured to avoid flooding at Fairfax Ave and compromising of the California Aqueduct embankments at Panoche Siphon. Panoche Creek channel has become choked at the siphon location with non-native vegetation, as well as native woody vegetation, interrupting the natural hydrology of the creek.

Contact Information
James Thomas
California Department of Water Resources
3374 E. Shields Avenue
Fresno, CA 93726

209 827-5150

Location

Cities
Mendota
Counties
Fresno

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 -Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
This project will not result in impacts to any special status species. Minor alteration to land or maintenance.
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