Pyramid Helicopter Herbicide Treatment (OM-SFD-2020-002)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Pyramid Helicopter Herbicide Treatment (OM-SFD-2020-002)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR will utilize a Contractor to apply an herbicide treatment to Pyramid Lake to address elevated levels of taste and odor. The helicopter work will last approximately four hours with staging and groundwork lasting an additional four hours. The helicopter will be used to apply roughly 21,000 pounds of herbicide to about 700 square acres of the lakes main body with an estimated 42 loads. The helicopter application will be supporting shoreline treatment by boat. The staging area will be the parking lot at Pyramid Dam. All work is 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


Santa Clarita
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Interstate 5 and Vista del Lago Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section No. 15301(b) Class 1, Existing Facilities
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 for a safe water supply. 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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