DFD staff will remove dirt from the v-ditches adjacent to the lower intake roadways along both the primary and secondary side of the SAPP intake channel. The accumulation of dirt in the v-ditches obstructs storm water flow and must be removed so that the v-ditches can be returned to original specifications. The intake roads are about two miles long and extend east from the SAPP to Byron Highway, covering an area approximately 12 acres. The entire work area is within DFD 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.