SJFD California Aqueduct Canal Liner Repairs and Rehabilitation (OM-SJFD-2020-001)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
SJFD California Aqueduct Canal Liner Repairs and Rehabilitation (OM-SJFD-2020-001)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Department of Water Resources will work with a Contractor to perform repairs to the California Aqueduct to include repairing or replacing cracked and buckled concrete panels, filling voids, repairing erosions, and performing bathymetric surveys. Voids in and behind the Aqueduct liner will occur on the waterside of the embankment roadways. Grouting will include injecting high-pressure group fed by a pump truck. Erosion repairs involves installing new water stops, concrete panels, and joint sealants. Bathymetric surveys and an assessment of the canal will occur using an unmanned survey vessel. Staging will be along existing roadways and turnouts adjacent to the Aqueduct. All work will be 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


Kern, Kings
Southern California
Other Information
Mile Markers: 174.07L, 176.50R, 176.58R, 198.25L, 246.40L, 246.70L, 247.70R, 248.20R, 256.39L, 256.56L, 256.56R, 257.30L, 260.45L, 271.27L, 274.04R, and 274.04L.

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
Kern, Kings


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