Emergency Exemption to Apply Aquatic Herbicides to Waters in the Lahontan Region

Summary

SCH Number
2016078291
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Emergency Exemption to Apply Aquatic Herbicides to Waters in the Lahontan Region
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
DWR anticipates an impending need to apply aquatic herbicides this year to the East Branch Aqueduct, Silverwood Lake, and Quail Lake to control harmful algal blooms and aquatic weeds that cause negative impacts to public health and safety such as elevated tastes and odors, algal toxin production, clogged filtration systems, and reduced water flows.

Contact Information
Diane Shimizu
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-653-1154

Location

Counties
Los Angeles San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
S;21080,15269
Reasons for Exemption
The aquatic herbicide applications will be made this year as needed to prevent an emergency situation by managing these water bodies in a timely and appropriate manner to maintain regular conveyance of water. Aquatic herbicide applications are essential to DWR's ability to meet its public health, safety and welfare obligations of protecting drinking water quality and supply from degradation resulting from elevated tastes and odors, production of algal toxins, clogging filtration systems, and reducing water flows.
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