CMWD proposes to remove accumulated sediment from an existing forebay at the Robles Diversion Facility on Ventura River and disperse sediment on approximately 7.94 acres south of the fore bay area as part of maintenance of the facility to ensure water diversions and safe fish passage.
The fore bay is located upstream of the Robles Fish Passage Facility, located on the Ventura River, 2 miles downstream of Matilija Dam, in unincorporated Ventura County, California
Notice of Exemption
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Reasons for Exemption
The project would involve maintenance of an existing forebay, which qualifies for a Class 1 CE, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (b) and (i). The project would not result in an expansion of use at the Robles Diversion Facility. None of the exceptions listed in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 apply to the project. The project would enable the Facility to operate as designed, both for water diversions and safe fish passage.