2019 Coastal Outage

Summary

SCH Number
2019090366
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
2019 Coastal Outage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/13/2019
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Division

Document Description
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) San Joaquin Field Division (SJFD) performs yearly maintenance to the State Water Project (SWP). This requires that specific portions of the California Aqueduct (CAAQ) coastal branch be shut down and emptied of all water, so that SJFD personnel can safely perform the various maintenance activities (electrical, mechanical, corrosion protection, inspection). This work, known as the 2019 Coastal Outage, will require the dewatering of the Devil's Den Pumping Plant Forebay(DEPP), the Bluestone Pumping Plant Forebay(BLPP), and Vault 19.41. Water from BLPP and Vault 19.41 will be discharged into an adjacent natural drainage. Water from DEPP will be discharged into a nearby sediment basin. The 2019 Coastal Outage will begin on October 28, 2019 and end November 27, 2019. Dewatering activities will take approximately 10-14 days to complete. The project benefits public and private lands that depend on the California Aqueduct water delivery.

Contact Information
Juan Arellano
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Division
4201 Sabodan Street
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Phone : (661) 858-5664

Location

Cities
Lost Hills
Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
Coatasl Branch: Devils Den Pumping Plant(MP14.86), Bluestone Pumping Plant(MP19.05), and Vault 19.41.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of maintenance activities that support the function of the California Aqueduct and water delivery within the State Water Project.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019090366   PDF 352 K

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