Final Design for Rehabilitation of Sand Traps for the Colorado River Aqueduct

Summary

SCH Number
2010128160
Lead Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Final Design for Rehabilitation of Sand Traps for the Colorado River Aqueduct
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This action authorizes final design to replace the sand trap equipment located upstream of the Iron Mountain, Eagle Mountain, and Hinds Pumping Plants along the Colorado River Aqueduct (CRA). Planned improvements to the sand traps include replacement of traveling bridge and control cabin equipment including the pump apparatus, electrical equipment, bridge rails, and chain link fence around the perimeter of the sand traps.

Contact Information
Marty Meisler
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

(213) 217-6364

Location

Counties
San Bernardino Riverside

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C: 1,2,4;S:15301,15302,15304
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The proposed project consists of replacement or construction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose capacity as the structure replaced. The proposed project consists of public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation, which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
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