Pearblossom Forebay Dredging


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Pearblossom Forebay Dredging
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project involves removal of approximately 9,000 cubic yards deposited material from the bottom of the California Aqueduct. The material collects in front of the plant's pumps and impedes the flow of water to the pumps. Overtime, some material passes through and causes unnecessary wear of the pumps due to the abrasive nature of the sediment. The removed material will be spoiled ½ mile Northeast of the plant in an old spoil basin. The retention basin will be cleared of any brush to prepare for material extracted from the forebay. Existing roads will be used for staging and all work will be within DWR right-of-way.

Contact Information

Alina Batool
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Division of Operations and Maintenance Southern Field Division
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
116 Street East & CA-138
Other Location Info
California Aqueduct mile marker 360.53

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 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.


Notice of Exemption

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