California Aqueduct MP 89.27R Vegetation Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct MP 89.27R Vegetation Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Under supervision of DWR's San Luis field Division (SLFD), the California Conservation Corps will remove vegetation from the ponding basin at MP 89.27R. Vegetation will be removed using chainsaws and other hand tools. Removed woody vegetation will be chipped onsite and the chipped material will be spread in the basin; vegetation that cannot be chipped will be piled along the v-ditch and Aqueduct road shoulder on the northeastern boundary of the basin; the piles will be burned when there is an authorized burn day under SLFD's burn permit. Stumps from cut woody vegetation will be treated with herbicide to prevent regrowth. A backhoe will be used to move the piles of cut vegetation; no sediment removal will occur during this project. Trash and debris will be .removed and disposed of at an appropriate offsite location. This work may occur annually. State Water Project users will benefit.

Contact Information

Agency Name
Dept. of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The right (R) side of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) at milepost (MP) 89.27, located about 11 miles southwest of the City of Dos Palos.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Work involves clearing vegetation and debris from an existing DWR ponding basin. The work will help return the basin to its design capacity, but the design capacity of the basin will not increase and there will be no expansion of use. Categorical Exemption 15301 applies.


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