Lower Cherry Aqueduct Emergency Rehabilitation Project

Summary

SCH Number
2014068208
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 4 (Fresno) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4)
Document Title
Lower Cherry Aqueduct Emergency Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/12/2014

Document Description
In response to current drought conditions, the SFPUC needs to be prepared to divert water from Cherry or Eleanor Reservoirs to Mountain Tunnel through the Lower Cherry Aqueduct (LCA) to supplement current supplies from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The LCA is required to deliver a minimum 150 cubic feet per second to augment the existing system demand by October 1, 2014. However, the LCA cannot perform this funciton in its current condition because of damage from the 2013 Rim Fire. The Project will repair fire damage and clear debris from the 2013 Rim Fire as well as upgrade aging facilities to ensure that water deliveries to 2.6 million customers relying on the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power system wil not be compromised.

Contact Information
Craig Bailey
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : 559 243-4014 x227

Location

Counties
Tuolumne

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
15269(c)
Reasons for Exemption
Maintain, repair, restore, demolish or replace property or facilities damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster in a disaster stricken area in which a state of emergency has been proclamed by the Governor pursuant to the California emergency Services Act.
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