2017 Coastal Outage

Summary

SCH Number
2017098454
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
2017 Coastal Outage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/26/2017

Document Description
DWR San Joaquin Field Division performs yearly maintenance to the State Water Project. This requires that specific portions of the CAAQ coastal branch be shut down and emptied of all water, so that SJFD personnel can safely perform the various maintenance activities. This work, known as the 2017 Coastal Outage, will involve the dewatering of the Devil's Den Pumping Plant forebay, the Bluestone Pumping Plant forebay, and vault 16.15. Water will be released into an ephemeral drainage at BLPP and water will be released into a manmade sediment basin at DEPP. Although water at DEPP may be released over land during dewatering due to the limited size of the sediment basin. Water will be released directly into the Berenda Mesa Water District canal during dewatering at Vault 16.15. The Coastal Outage would begin on October 30, 2017 and end November 27, 2017. However dewatering activities could begin as early as October 23, 2016. Dewatering activities are estimated to be complete within 7-10 days from the start of dewatering activities.

Contact Information
Leah Parrilla
California Department of Water Resources
4201 Sabodan Street
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Phone : (661) 858-5662

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
Lost Hills

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of maintenance activities that support the function of the CA Aqueduct and water delivery within the State Water Project.

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