CAAQ Pool 1 Underchute Outlet Vegetation Removal (OM-DFD-2021-017)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
CAAQ Pool 1 Underchute Outlet Vegetation Removal (OM-DFD-2021-017)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR and California Conservation Corps will perform maintenance at underchute inlet and outlet structures of Pool 1 in the California Aqueduct (CAAQ). Staff will use chainsaws, weed whackers, and hand tools to clear vegetation from the surrounding area. Removed vegetation will be hauled out by hand and placed in dumpsters located in staging areas on the crest road for disposal at an approved offsite facility. All equipment staging will be located along the paved roadway. No vegetation removal will occur inside channel or wet areas. All work is within DWR right of way.

Contact Information

Janine Beck
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project

Sara Paiva-Lowry
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources, Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Northern California
Cross Streets
Christensen Road and CAAQ bikeway
California Aqueduct Pool 1
Other Location Info
Mile Markers 3.81, 4.32, 4.4

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Existing Facilities, Section No. 15301
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 Clerk


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