2022 Vegetation Control Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
2022 Vegetation Control Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The SJFD vegetation control program is an annual maintenance program that the field division performs to control growth of unwanted vegetation along the aqueduct roads, structures, and buildings. The SJFD vegetation control program is critical in meeting aqueduct visibility, accessibility, drainage requirements, and to protect the structural integrity of the aqueduct's embankments and structures. To control vegetation, herbicides are sprayed along aqueduct roads, fence-lines, bar/v-ditches, and buildings. Plant debris is also removed and burned at designated burn sites. The vegetation control program extends, on both sides of the aqueduct, from MP 172.58 to MP 293.45 of the State Water Project and from MP 0.00 to MP 14.84 of the Coastal Branch.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Maldonado
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Divison
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Bakersfield, Kettleman, Lost Hills
Kern, Kings, San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
State Water Project Mile Point (MP) 172.58 to 293.45 and Coastal Branch MP 0.0 to 14.84

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (b)
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of maintenance activities that support the function of the California Aqueduct and water delivery within the State Water Project.


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