Operation and Maintenance Activities for the Lytle Creek Intake Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Cucamonga Valley Water District
Document Title
Operation and Maintenance Activities for the Lytle Creek Intake Facility
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Cucamonga Valley Water District

Document Description
The Fontana Union Water Company (FUWC) oversees the operation and maintenance of the Lytle Creek Intake Facility, subject to approval by the Cucamonga Valley Water District. FUWC has been overseeing operations at the Intake Facility, which includes water collection and transmission facilities, since the late-1800s. At the Intake Facility, surface flows are diverted into a settling pond created by an approximately 475 linear foot berm that transects Lytle Creek and includes a soft plug structure (a soft dirt weir that is capable of being washed out under high flow conditions by the main channel in the creek) at the north end that functions as a weir.

Contact Information
Eduardo Espinoza
Cucamonga Valley Water District
10440 Ashford Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-2799

Phone : (909) 987-2591


34°12'9.3"N 117°26'56.7"W
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
north of the City of Rialto and Interstate 15, west of I-215

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The CEQA statute and the State CEQA Guidelines provide a series of Statutory Exemptions for actions that have been deemed by the State Legislature to not be subject to CEQA. The proposed operation of the Lytle Creek Intake Facility would continue an ongoing operation of water diversion facilities that are more than 100-years old. The District has determined that the proposed activities qualify for a Statutory Exemption (Pub. Res. Code §§ 21169-21171; CEQA Guidelines § 15261) because they are an intrinsic part of an ongoing project that was approved long before CEQA’s enactment. Additionally, as an existing facility that requires ongoing maintenance and operational activities, this project also qualifies for a Categorical Exemption, Class 1. The proposed maintenance and continued operation of this segment of the Lytle Creek water infrastructure system have been determined to meet the criteria established for both the Statutory Exemption and the Categorical Exemption.


Notice of Exemption
FU-063 conformed-stamped NOE (w-fee receipt)   PDF 234 K

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