Little Panoche Detention Dam Small Mammal Burrow Control


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Little Panoche Detention Dam Small Mammal Burrow Control
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Small mammal burrows will be carefully excavated on the downstream face of the LPDD using shovels and other hand tools. The burrows will be excavated up to 2 feet in depth, allowing any animals present to leave the burrows. After the burrows are excavated, they will be backfilled and compacted. This work was recommended by the United States Bureau of Reclamation Dam safety Office to reduce the rodent population and number of burrows, which threaten the integrity of the dam. The State and federal water projects will benefit.

Contact Information

Brandon Silva
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Location Specific: The project is located on the downstream face of Little Panoche Detention Dam (LPDD). LPDD is approximately 20 miles west of the City of Firebaugh.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15305(b)
Reasons for Exemption
Work will occur on an existing DWR dam; the work will not increase the capacity or use of the dam. Categorical exemption 15301(m) (Existing Facilities-Minor repairs and Alterations to existing Dams and Appurtenant Structures Under the Supervision of the Department of Water resources) applies.

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