California Aqueduct MP 143.39R to MP 144.16R Tumbleweed Control

Summary

SCH Number
2018128177
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
California Aqueduct MP 143.39R to MP 144.16R Tumbleweed Control
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
San Luis Field Division (SLFD) will use a backhoe or loader and hand tools to remove tumbleweeds from an area near the DWR toe road and the landowner's property. A grader will be used to push the removed tumbleweeds into piles and the piles will be turned on the next available burn day. SLFD originally proposed to stockpile the tumbleweeds between MP 143.39R and MP 144.16R. While the DWR Environmental Scientists (ES) were able to locate a potential burn area close to MP 144.16R, this location would be adjacent to the landowner's property line. Because the uprooted tumbleweeds will be more mobile, and will be able to disperse seeds, it is recommended that the vegetation be moved and stacked at an existing burn pile located in the DWR Coalinga Operation and Maintenance Center, about 0.10 miles west of the worksite SLFD and the landowner will benefit.

Contact Information
Brandon Silva
California Department of Water Resources, San Luis Field Divisio
31770 Gonzaga Rd
Gustine, CA 95322

209-827-5132

Location

Cities
Huron
Counties
Fresno

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
Work involves removing Russian thistle in the DWR ROW. No trees will be removed. Categorical exemption 15304 (minor alterations to land) applies.
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