California Aqueduct MP 141.53R Westlands Water District Excavation and Pipeline Repair


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
California Aqueduct MP 141.53R Westlands Water District Excavation and Pipeline Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Westlands Water District

Document Description
Westlands Water District (WWD) requests permission to encroach on the Department of Water Resources (DWR) right-of-way (ROW) to excavate an approximately 15 feet long by 15 feet wide by 5 feet deep area to undercover a leaking 4 inch PVC pipe at MP 141.53R. The damaged section of pipe will be cut out and removed and a couplings will be used to attach a new section of pipe to the remaining pipe. A pressure test will be conducted to confirm the repair was successful. The excavated area will be backfilled and compacted once the work is complete. WWD will benefit.

Contact Information
Frank Ruiz
Department of Water Resources
San Luis Field Division, 31770 Gonzago Rd.
Gustine, CA 95322

Phone : (209) 827-5134


Cross Streets
Northeast of the intersection of South Sonoma Avenue and Oakland Avenue
Other Location Info
180 feet left of the right side (R) of the California Aqueduct at milepost 141.53

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
WWD requests encroachment permission to repair a leaking pipe in DWR's ROW. DWR is the Responsible Agency issuing an encroachment permit to WWD. Work consists of minor alterations to land with an average slope of less than 20 percent. Categorical Exemption 15305(b) (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations-Issuance of Minor Encroachment Permits) applies. WWD, as the Lead Agency, is responsible for any additional California Environmental Quality Act documentation.
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