Bethany Tree Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Bethany Tree Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR will remove eucalyptus trees at Bethany Reservoir along the downstream slope of Bethany Dams crest road. A total of 31 trees will be cut at ground level. Tree roots below the ground surface will be left in place. All trees greater than 3" in diameter at chest height, will be removed at the ground surface. All parts of the removed tree will be ground/chipped on site, then hauled off the project site to an approved disposal site. Staging will be on existing roadways. All work is within DWR right of way.

Contact Information

Sara Paiva-Lowry
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Alameda, Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Bethany Reservoir. Bruns Rd and Christensen Road. 37.7821° N, 121.6124° W

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301b, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
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. Since this activity will be implimented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 1 will be used for CEQA compliance


Notice of Exemption

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