2021 Vegetation Control Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
2021 Vegetation Control Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The SJFD vegetation control program is an annual/routine maintenance program that the field division performs to control growth of unwanted vegetation along the aqueduct roads, structures, and buildings. The SJFD vegetation control program is critical in meeting aqueduct visibility, accessibility, and drainage requirements, as well as to protect the structural integrity of aqueduct embankments and structures. To control vegetation, herbicides are sprayed along aqueduct roads, fence-lines, bar/v ditches. Plant debris is then removed and burned at designated burn sites located along the aqueduct's 5:1 slope, paved/gravel areas on access roads, within clear staging areas near pumping plants facilities, and spoil sites. The vegetation control program extends, on both sides of the aqueduct, from MP 172.58 to MP 293.45 of the State Water Project and from MP 0.00 to MP 14.84 of the Coastal Branch. Spraying may also occur in areas within and around pumping plants and other structures located within the DWR right-of- way.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Maldonado
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Divison
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Division (SJFD)
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Bakersfield, Kettleman, Lost Hills
Kern, Kings, San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
Along State Water Project (MP 172.58-293.45 and Coastal Branch MP 0.0-14.84)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (b)
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of maintenance activities that support the function of the California Aqueduct and water delivery within the State Water Project.


Notice of Exemption

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