San Luis Field Division Bathymetric Survey and Canal Liner/Embankment Repairs Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
San Luis Field Division Bathymetric Survey and Canal Liner/Embankment Repairs Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Approximately 18 canal liner repair sites in the SLFD right-of-way will be repaired to restore the deteriorating liners to original condition. Damaged sections of canal liner and embankment will be repaired by various methods including grouting of voids, sealing cracks, or removing old liner sections and replacing them with new concrete liners. An unmanned survey vessel (USV) outfitted with sonar and LiDAR sensors will be used to perform above and below water inspection and assessment of the canal. The high-resolution scan of the canal will help detect any unknown anomalies below water without having to dewater the canal. The canal liner repairs and bathymetric survey of the canal will help ensure continued safe and reliable water delivery to State Water Project Contractors.

Contact Information

Nicholas George
Agency Name
Dept. of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fresno, Kings, Merced, Stanislaus
Cross Streets
McCabe Road, Milham Road
Other Location Info
The project will include canal liner repairs on both sides of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) in pools 13 through 21, which are in Reaches 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. The northernmost location is in Reach 3 at milepost (MP) MP 66.71 (Check 12), which is approximately 0.6 miles downstream of the intersection of McCabe Road and the Aqueduct. The southernmost location is in Reach 7 at MP 172.40 (Check 21), which is approximately 0.2 miles upstream of the intersection of Milham Road and the Aqueduct.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves repairing existing Aqueduct liners and embankments to restore them to original condition. The repairs will not involve an expansion of existing or former use and will not have a significant effect on the environment; Categorical Exemption 15301 applies.


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