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


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Banks Pumping Plant (BAPP) V-Ditch and Culvert Clearing (OM-DFD-2020-011)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Division of Operations and Maintenance

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
Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-2908


37°48'2.5"N 121°37'14.9"W
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.


Notice of Determination
NOE BAPP V_Ditch and Culvert Clearing OM_DFD_2020_011   PDF 245 K

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