California Aqueduct (CAAQ) Culvert Clearing and V-Ditch Shaping (OM_DFD_2020_004)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct (CAAQ) Culvert Clearing and V-Ditch Shaping (OM_DFD_2020_004)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR Delta Field Division staff will clear-out sediment and debris from multiple culverts located along both the primary and secondary sides of the CAAQ starting at Check One and ending at Check 8. A water truck will be used to clean culverts into CAAQ. Culverts adjacent to Bethany Reservoir shall have sediment containment in place. A road grader will be used to shape v-ditches to original design profile. Staging of equipment will be on established paved and unpaved roads. All work is within DWR right of way.

Contact Information

Sara Paiva-Lowry
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Joaquin
Other Location Info
CAAQ Miles Marker (MM) 5.95 to 45.97 Start: N 37.7984 W 121.6238. End: N 37.3838 W 121.1256

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Existing Facilities, Section No. 15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
The State Water Project provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt because it involves routine maintenance activities. 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.


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