Water Resources, Department of
(California Department of Water Resources)
Edmonston Pumpin Plant (EDPP) Vault Installation
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The San Joaquin Field Division will excavate and install a concrete vault to support the yearly EDPP sediment removal activity. Yearly sediment removal from the EDPP forebay typically requires large amount of sediment filled water to be removed and absorbed or evaporated into a nearby sediment basin. The purpose of the vault would be to support maintenance of the California Aqueduct while reducing water loss and time spent removing sediment. The State Water Project is a public utility that supports water delivery throughout the state. The people of the State of California will benefit by retaining water in the California Aqueduct for downstream delivery.
NW portion of secondary road of Edmonston Pumping Plant Aqueduct Road
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project consisits of maintenance activities that support the function of California Aqueduct and water delivery within the State Water Project. In addition, the project will not have a negative impact on surrounding environmental resources or sensitive species.