California Aqueduct (CAAQ) Canal Liner Repairs (OM-SFD-2020-001)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct (CAAQ) Canal Liner Repairs (OM-SFD-2020-001)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR and Contractor will repair the CAAQ. Panel liner repair work will include use of a long reach excavator to remove panels. Dump trucks will be used to haul spoils to be disposed of at nearest waste facility. Staging will be on the existing roadway for the CAAQ. Work will include filling voids in and behind the CAAQ liner. Voids will be filled with compacted soil aggregate, concrete, or neat cement grout injected by a high-pressure pump truck. All void filling will be waterside. Work will include repairing erosion damage, installing new water stops, concrete panels, and joint sealants. 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


Hesperia, Lancaster, Palmdale
Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Southern California

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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