Palos Verdes Reservoir Dam Monitoring


SCH Number
Public Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Palos Verdes Reservoir Dam Monitoring
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Metropolitan proposes to remove trees and vegetation on the Palos Verdes Reservoir dam embankment slopes that could prevent dam surveillance activities. Approximately 35 trees, most of which are diseased, in poor health, or dead, and minor surface vegetation will be removed from the dam slopes to provide effective dam surveillance and accurate monitoring of the dam surface. The dam surface will be rehabilitated as necessary using Best Management Practices such as straw wattles and jute netting. Tree and vegetation removal will be in accordance with the requirements of the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD).

Contact Information

Michelle Morrison
Agency Name
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Rolling Hills Estates

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, State CEQA Guidelines § 15301, Class 4, State CEQA Guidelines § 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The proposed project consists of public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation, which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


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