McNalley Headgate Replacement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
Document Title
McNalley Headgate Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the Project is to replace the existing headgate structure for the Upper and Lower McNally Canals. The new headgate will have a deeper footing to protect the structure from undercutting and will also include wingwalls to protect the structure from erosion. The height of the headgate wall will be increased by two feet to maintain the integrity of the structure during high flows. Coffer dams will be required to divert water.

Contact Information

Tiffany Steinert
Agency Name
Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The Project is approximately 1.28 miles north of Bishop on the Owens River.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The Water Board finds that the Project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CCR, title 14, section 15301 , Existing Facilities, and section 15304, Minor Alterations to Land , for the maintenance of and minor alteration to an existing canal structure with little or no expansion of use.


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