Fossil Canyon guzzler Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
Fossil Canyon guzzler Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project entails replacing an existing, broken concrete cattle trough and metal tank with a rain shed, 1100-gallon poly (plastic) water tank and wildlife trough. The water line from existing water tank will be excavated and replaced. The rain shed will be 18 feet by 18 feet square, anchored to wood posts. The structure will shed rainwater into a tank. The tank pad will be 12 feet by 12 feet square, above ground and filled with smooth gravel. The tank will be 1100 gallons about 5 feet tall and 6 feet in diameter. A trough will be installed with a footprint 3 feet wide by 13 feet long and 18 inches deep and plumbed to the tank via a pipe in a trench. The trench will be about 1 foot deep, 4 inches wide, and 40 feet long. The project will affect annual grassland and saltbush.

Contact Information

Dave Hacker
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Northern California
Other Location Info
The project location is in Fossil Canyon at approximately 35.113719, -119.904806, in San Luis Obispo County, within the Taylor Canyon watershed, approximately 4.5 miles north of State Route 166 in the Cuyama Valley, on the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve. The project location is within the SW ¼ of the NE ¼, Section 26, T32 R19E, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, on the Taylor Canyon USGS 7.5’ topographic quadrangle map.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves minor alterations and no expansion of use of the existing facilities. The guzzler construction will restore a wildlife water source at an existing, failed tank and trough site that was originally installed for cattle grazing and wildlife.


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