Banks Pumping Plant (BAPP) V-Ditch and Culvert Clearing (OM-DFD-2020-011)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Banks Pumping Plant (BAPP) V-Ditch and Culvert Clearing (OM-DFD-2020-011)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Delta Field Division (DFD) staff will perform maintenance along the BAPP intake channel. Staff will remove soil from v-ditches along both sides of the channel. The upstream opening of the culvert will be cleared of debris. Culverts will be cleaned using a fire hose attached to a water truck. The hose will inject high pressure raw water from the upstream direction to mimic natural storm-water runoff. Sediment in the v-ditch will be removed using a skid steer. All removed soil will be transported to the DFD spoil pile. Staging of equipment will be on established roadways. All work will be within DWR right-of-way.

Contact Information

Todd Percival
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Division of Operations and Maintenance
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Contra Costa
Northern California
Cross Streets
Bruns Rd and Christensen Rd.

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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