Bethany Dams Valve/Gate Exercise


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Bethany Dams Valve/Gate Exercise
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources

Document Description
Dam Safety Services staff will perform valve and gate exercises at the Bethany Forebay Dam outlet works. The Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) requires that valves associated with low-level outlet works be exercised on an annual basis to verify the ability to dewater the reservoir. To avoid a sudden release of water to the drainage ditch, the conduit between both valves will require controlled low flow release of water and will be limited to 10 CFS. Staging will be on existing roadways. All work is within DWR right of way.

Contact Information
Sara Paiva-Lowry
Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9342


37°46'55.6"N 121°36'44.6"W
Contra Costa
Other Location Info
Bethany Reservoir. Bruns Rd and Christensen Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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 implemented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 1 will be used for CEQA compliance.


Notice of Exemption
2019110024_Bethany Dams   PDF 635 K

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