2021 Vegetation Control Program

Summary

SCH Number
2020120278
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
2021 Vegetation Control Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/16/2020

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
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Divison
Lead/Public Agency
4201 S Sabodan St
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Phone : (661) 858-5662
elizabeth.maldonado@water.ca.gov

Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Division (SJFD)
Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Bakersfield Kettleman Lost Hills
Counties
Kern Kings San Luis Obispo
Regions
Countywide
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.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE Signed   PDF 352 K

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