California Aqueduct Reach 3 Erosion Repairs


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct Reach 3 Erosion Repairs
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR's San Luis Field Division (SLFD) will repair erosions, as needed, on both sides of Aqueduct Reach 3. The eroded material onsite will first be used to backfill the erosions; if additional material is needed, it will be transported from an existing SLFD stockpile. After being backfilled, the erosions will be compacted either by using a sheep's foot roller or by using a tamper. The embankment will be recontoured to design specifications. This work will be conducted annually. State Water Project users will benefit.

Contact Information

Frank Ruiz
Agency Name
Dept. of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Erosions will be repaired, as needed, on the right and left sides of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) in the DWR right-of-way from milepost 66.71 to MP 85.30. The northernmost location is approximately 2.5 miles west of the intersection of Interstate 5 and Santa Nella Road. The southernmost location is at the northern fenceline of Dos Amigos Pumping Plant, approximately 0.7 miles southeast of the intersection of State Route 165 and Poleline Road.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
As needed, the project will repair erosions along the existing Aqueduct embankment and Aqueduct road on both sides of Aqueduct Reach 3. Repairs are necessary to protect the integrity of the Aqueduct and will not increase the capacity or use of it. Categorical Exemption 15301 (Existing Facilities) applies.


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