Water Resources, Department of
(California Department of Water Resources)
Clifton Court Interior Slope Vegetation Removal
NOE - Notice of Exemption
CCC workers under DFD supervision will remove all vegetation from the inner slope of Clifton Court Forebay. Vegetation will be removed from the dam crest to the water's edge using loppers, chainsaws, and an industrial mower. The CCF dam is approximately 7.7 miles long, with the width of the interior slope ranging up to approximately 55 feet from the dam crest. Vegetation removal will occur on approximately 52 acres. Removed vegetation will be placed in a green waste dumpster. Equipment and green waster dumpsters will be located at the grades lot located north east of the radial gates. The entire project is within the DWR right of way.
The State Water Project provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt because it involves routine maintenance activities. This project will not result in impacts to special status species or habitat. Because this activity can be implemented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 1 will be used for CEQA compliance.