The proposed project consists of the periodic application of copper and acrolein as aquatic herbicides to the irrigation and stormwater canals and ditches of the District for weed control and preventative algae maintenance as part of an aquatic pesticide application plan (APAP). The presence of emergent plants, floating or submersed plants, and/or algae in the distribution system reduces the volume of water that can be delivered and decreases the ability to accurately control water deliverables. The growth causes maintenance issues for farmers when it clogs pumps, filters, and other irrigation equipment which would discourage the use of surface water, thereby increasing demand on groundwater supplies, which is inconsistent with water conservation efforts. Without the ability to control the plant and algae growth in canals and pipelines, irrigation methods that support water conservation are less feasible.
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California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
Water Facilities (Type Irrigation)
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation
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