California Aqueduct (CAAQ) Culvert Clearing and V-Ditch Shaping (OM-DFD-2021-010)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct (CAAQ) Culvert Clearing and V-Ditch Shaping (OM-DFD-2021-010)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR staff will clear-out sediment and debris from multiple culverts located along both the primary and secondary sides of the CAAQ starting at Check One and ending at Check Eight. Culverts will be cleaned using a water truck injecting high pressure water to mimic natural runoff events. Containment will be placed as necessary along waterways. Equipment staging shall be done at the nearest CAAQ check structure on the expanded improved roadway or along the CAAQ existing roadways. All DFD service equipment shall be removed at the end of each workday. All work is within DWR right of way.

Contact Information

Todd Percival
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project

Sara Paiva-Lowry
Agency Name
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus
Northern California
Cross Streets
Start: Kelso Rd and Bruns Rd. End: I-5 and Davis Rd.
Other Location Info
Coordinates: Start: LAT: 37°47'54.24"N LONG: 121°37'25.68"W. End: LAT: 37°23'1.68"N LONG: 121° 7'32.16"W.
Other Information
Mile Markers: Primary Side: MM 5.95 to 45.97 Secondary Side: MM 5.95 to 45.97.

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.
County Clerks
Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus


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