City of Paso Robles Annual Drainage Maintenance, San Luis Obispo County


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Paso Robles
Document Title
City of Paso Robles Annual Drainage Maintenance, San Luis Obispo County
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City's Public Works Department plans to trim riparian and emergent vegetation as well as remove any accumulated sediment from selected sites within the City limits to enhance channel capacity, storm water flow, as well as mitigate fire hazards minimizing risk to public health and safety .. To the extent possible, work would be done when sites and the surrounding areas are dry and devoid of surface flow. No grubbing or disking would occur as part of the Project. Brushy vegetation will be thinned using pruners, loppers, and/or string trimmers. Willow shrubs located near culverts would be pruned as they have the potential to block the stormwater flow. Goats and/or sheep may be used to remove low-growing vegetation that could result in compromised flows by catching debris. Dead and downed trees and limbs would be removed from drainages and basins. A backhoe may be positioned along ephemeral drainages and/or basins outside the top of bank and used to pick up woody material too large to be removed by hand. In some cases, small tractors may be used to remove large woody material. Invasive non-native vegetation may be controlled by hand removal. Vegetation maintenance is anticipated to occur at all Project sites. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information

David LaCaro
Agency Name
City of Paso Robles
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Paso Robles, Public Works Department, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446.
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Paso Robles
San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
Refer to Attachment 1

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code, Article 19, Sec. 15301(h), Existing Facilities, CCR
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves maintenance of vegetation along ephemeral drainages and within detention basins in riparian zones. The project involves trimming of trees, removal of sediment, and trash removal. All protective measures of regulatory agency permits will be followed and the impacts to the environment will be less than significant.


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