Bethany Dams Valve/Gate Exercise


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Bethany Dams Valve/Gate Exercise
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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.


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