Traveling Water Screen at Turnout WRM-9A Located Near California Aqueduct Mile Post 279.02

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020030755
Lead Agency
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (Wheeler Ridge -Maricopa Water Storage District)
Document Title
Traveling Water Screen at Turnout WRM-9A Located Near California Aqueduct Mile Post 279.02
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/19/2020
Project Applicant
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District

Document Description
The project consists of Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District's installation, operation and maintenance of a new traveling water screen in an existing vault within the State of California Department of Water Resources ("DWR") right-of-way at Aqueduct Turnout WRM-9A, together with trenching to bury two 2-inch diameter electrical conduits. The Project may require an encroachment permit from the DWR. The Project also involves placing certain accessory items needed for operation and maintenance in the DWR's right-of-way, including three electrical conduit pull boxes, a 15-foot x 20-foot concrete debris collection pad with drain and 4-foot-tall blocks walls, safety rails, a new pole-mounted light, a steel work platform, a maximum 6-foot-tall aboveground electrical enclosure, and 16-foot-wide double swing gates. The total length of conduit will be less than 200 feet and the footprint of the project will occupy less than 0.04 acres. The work area is limited to developed land devoid of vegetation including compacted vehicle access areas and embankments. The project will facilitate the continued operation and maintenance of an existing water conveyance turnout. The District and its landowners and water users are beneficiaries of the project.

Contact Information
Thomas Suggs
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District
12109 Highway 166
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Phone : (661) 527-6064

Location

Counties
Kern
Township
11N
Range
20W
Section
22
Base
SBBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Classes 1 (§ 15301), 3 (§15303), and 4 (§15304)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 - Operation and Maintenance of Existing Facility- The project will facilitate the continued operation and maintenance of an existing water conveyance facility involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use of the same. Class 3 - New Construction of Small Structures - The project consists of extending two 2-inch diameter electrical conduits to supply power to a new traveling water screen at an existing Aqueduct Turnout together with providing minor accessory structures such as a concrete debris collection pad, safety rails, lights, a work platform, an above-ground electrical enclosure, and gates. Class 4 - Minor Alteration to Land - The projects involves minor trenching and backfilling where the surface is restored.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020030755_NOE_WRM-9A   PDF 624 K

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