Bethany Dams Culvert Replacement and Conduit Trench 2020 (OM-DFD-2020-015)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Bethany Dams Culvert Replacement and Conduit Trench 2020 (OM-DFD-2020-015)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR will lay underground electrical conduits and replace nine culverts at Bethany Reservoir. Trenching along the roadway will be re-paved with asphalt. Existing metal culverts will be replaced with HDPE pipe. Culverts and inlet ditches will be cleaned of sediments not exceed 100 feet in each direction from opening to restore original slopes for positive drainage. Existing riprap will be restored at the culvert outlets. Existing roads and parking will be used for staging of equipment and materials. Excavated material will be hauled to an approved waste disposal site. All work will be 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


Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Kelso Rd & Christensen Rd
Other Information
California Aqueduct Mile Markers 4.46 to 5.95.

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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