Arroyo Pasajero Westside Detention Basin Railroad Trestle Vegetation Removal


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Arroyo Pasajero Westside Detention Basin Railroad Trestle Vegetation Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
California Department of Water Resources

Document Description
Vegetation and debris will be removed from the pond that is north and south of the railroad trestle in the Westside Detention Basin, this vegetation is between the trestle and the Aqueduct. The pond is currently dry. All vegetation will be removed, except trees measuring 4-inch diameter at breast height (DBH) or greater. Trees measuring 4 DBH or greater that are along the pond boundary have been tied with red flagging; these flagged trees will not be cut. Additionally, no trees north of the dirt road or south of the southern end of the pond will be removed. Approximately 150 cubic' yards of soil will be excavated from under the railroad trestle to facilitate conveyance of water; the excavated soil will be added to the existing dirt roads or embankments. Debris will be disposed of at an appropriate off-site location. State Water Project users will benefit.

Contact Information
Frank Ruiz
California Department of Water Resources
31770 Gonzaga Rd
Gustine, CA 95322

Phone : (209) 827-5134


Other Location Info
Approximately 0.13 miles west of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) Check 19 and 2 miles east of the City of Huron.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Work will occur in a dry pond located under the existing railroad trestle in the DWR right-of-way; the work will facilitate water conveyance under the trestle, but no increase in capacity or expansion of the railroad trestle or pond will occur. Categorical exemption 15301 (Existing Facilities) applies.


Notice of Exemption
2019120681_SignedWSDBRailroadTrestle_NOE   PDF 112 K

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