Minterfield and Switchfield Spreading Ponds Dirt Removal (Project)


SCH Number
Public Agency
North Kern Water Storage District
Document Title
Minterfield and Switchfield Spreading Ponds Dirt Removal (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of removal of dirt from portions of the District's Minterfield and Switchfield Spreading Ponds. The dirt will removed by the CA High Speed Rail Authority's contractor, CA Rail Builder, LLC (HSRA), for use as borrow material on nearby sites where the High Speed Rail (HSR) will be constructed, and/or will be removed by another contractor for use to repair nearby portions of the Friant-Kern Canal damaged by subsidence. The project will benefit the District and its landowners because lowering the bottom of the ponds will allow for continued maximization of groundwater recharge while minimizing the risk of upstream levee failure causing water to escape the ponds and/or neighboring agricultural lands.

Contact Information

Richard Diamond
Agency Name
North Kern Water Storage District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15061(b)(3),15301,4, Class 1,4
Reasons for Exemption
Existing Facilities. Minor alterations to Land.

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