California Aqueduct MP 89.27R Vegetation Removal

Summary

SCH Number
2020010302
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
California Aqueduct MP 89.27R Vegetation Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/22/2020
Project Applicant
California Department of Water Resources

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
N/A
Dept. of Water Resources
31770 Gonzaga Rd
Gustine, CA 95322

Phone : (209) 827-5100

Location

Counties
Merced
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
15301
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.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020010302_CA Aqueduct SignedMP89   PDF 110 K

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