California Aqueduct MP 147.75R Temporary Pipe Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct MP 147.75R Temporary Pipe Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Westlands Water District (WWD) has requested permission to encroach in DWR’s right of way to conduct temporary repairs on a leaking, damaged pipe. Using a mini-excavator, A WWD contractor, Agri-Valley Irrigation, will excavate a 10-foot wide by 10-foot long by 3-foot deep area (approximately 11.1 cubic yards) at the land-side toe of the California Aqueduct embankment at MP 147.75R; the soil will be stockpiled next to the excavated area. To contain the leak, a full circle repair clamp will be placed on the outside diameter of the pipe and tightened using hand tools. The area will then be backfilled to the original elevation using the stockpiled, excavated soil and will be compacted to 90 percent or higher compaction using a wheel roller or tamping rammers. The project is necessary to continue water deliveries to WWD Contractors.

Contact Information

Frank Johnson
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Approximately 4.3 miles southwest of the unincorporated community of Calfax.
Other Location Info
Work will occur in the Department of Water Resources (DWR) right of way on the right side (R) of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) at milepost (MP) 147.75. The worksite is located approximately 4.3 miles southwest of the unincorporated community of Calflax in Fresno County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15305(b) Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations; Issuance of minor encroachment permits
Reasons for Exemption
WWD requests encroachment permission to conduct temporary repairs on a damaged pipe in DWR's right of way. DWR is the Responsible Agency that will issue an encroachment permit to WWD. Work consists of minor alterations to land with an average slope of less than 20 percent. Categorical Exemption 15305(b) (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations - Issuance of Minor Encroachment Permits) applies. WWD, as the Lead Agency, is responsible for any additional California Environmental Quality Act documentation and will obtain any necessary permits.


Notice of Exemption

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