Routine Maintenance in Los Banos Creek


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Routine Maintenance in Los Banos Creek
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Los Banos Detention Dam is a joint-use facility owned by the United States Bureau of Reclamation and is operated and maintained by the Department of Water Resources (DWR). Releases through the dam are made according to flood control criteria specified by the United States Army Corps of Engineers or through scheduled exercising of the flood gates at the outlet works. See NOE for Full Details.

Contact Information

Irma Clevenger
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The project area is approximately 7 miles southwest of the City of Los Banos, California in U.S. Geological Survey quadrangles Volta and Ortigalita Peak NW (Latitude 36.99332º, Longitude -120.930023º).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Sediment and vegetation removal will occur in the existing outlet works, spillway, ponding basin, and the portions of Los Banos Creek that were configured to pass 1,000 cfs. The project will restore the facilities and portions of the Creek to design capacities, but will not increase the designed capacities.


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