San Luis Field Division Fire Modernization Project - Dos Amigos Pumping Plant and Siphon Control House


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
San Luis Field Division Fire Modernization Project - Dos Amigos Pumping Plant and Siphon Control House
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources

Document Description
DWR will install a fire detection and alarm system, fire suppression systems in the control and switchgear rooms, water mist system, fire hydrants, exterior prefabricated building. Upgrades will be made to the transformer heat detection and deluge systems, generator CO2 fire suppression and communications and HVAC system, emergency lighting and signage, egress modifications. DWR will install a prefabricated pump building and replace the existing water tower with a water tank. The Siphon House will have a hydrodynamic tank and pump installed. All equipment staging and work is within DWR right of way.

Contact Information
Sara Paiva-Lowry
Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9342


Los Banos
Other Location Info
Dos Amigos Pumping Plant (DAPP) and the Siphon Control House (Siphon House) are located on the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) approximately 9 miles south of the City of Los Banos, in Merced County. DAPP is located on the north side of Poleline Road; the Siphon House is located on the south side of Poleline Road.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The State Water Project provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt because it involves safety improvement to existing facilities. This project will not result in impacts to special status species or habitat. Because this activity can be implemented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 1 will be used for CEQA compliance.


Notice of Exemption
2020040097_NOE SLFD DosAmigoPPFireMod   PDF 470 K

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