Bethany Dams Communication Cable Relocation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Bethany Dams Communication Cable Relocation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources

Document Description
DWR will lay new communication (copper) cable along the dam crest road at Bethany Dams. The new cable will be spliced into the existing State Water Project communication cable at six locations. Trenching will be at a minimum depth of two feet, with minimum 4-inch width along the upstream shoulder of the dam crest road. Approximately 4,300 linear feet of 1.5-inch diameter copper cable will be buried directly in the ground. Trench excavation crossing paved roads will be restored with asphalt concrete patch material on 100 linear feet of roadway. 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


Contra Costa
Other Location Info
MM 5.0 Bethany Reservoir, Byron/Alameda. Bruns Rd and Christensen Road. 37.7821° N, 121.6104° W

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. Because this activity can be implemented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 1 will be used for CEQA compliance.


Notice of Exemption
2019110081_Bethany Dams Communication   PDF 645 K

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