Thermalito Forebay and Afterbay Dam Vegetation Maintenance


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Thermalito Forebay and Afterbay Dam Vegetation Maintenance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will remove vegetation from the three in-reservoir high-ground areas (10 to 15 feet). Reservoir levels will be adjusted for the in-reservoir work. Also, at the Afterbay toe near Larkin Rd. vegetation removal and install a new maintenance road on the downstream side of the dam toe.

Contact Information

Robin Carter
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
There are a total of four work sites. Two on the in-reservoir side of the Forebay dam and two at the Thermalito Afterbay, one on the north in-reservoir side of the dam and one on the southeast outside of the dam.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
This project is maintenance of an existing facility. The work will be done outside of the nesting bird seas,on and the giant garter snake active period. Hand tools will be used for the in-reservoir toe vegetation and ground disturbance will be minimal. All elderberry bushes will be buffered and avoided.


Notice of Exemption

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