California Aqueduct Milepost 147.75R Westlands Water District Pipeline Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct Milepost 147.75R Westlands Water District Pipeline Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Westlands Water District (WWD) has requested permission to encroach in the DWR right of way to repair damaged sections of pipeline associated with a temporary turnout at MP 147.75R. An existing 29-foot section of 14-inch diameter steel meter pipe on the waterside slope of the Aqueduct will be removed and replaced with new 14-inch diameter steel pipe. Additionally, the pipeline that connects the meter pipe to the existing booster pump in the temporary turnout will be removed and replaced with new 12-inch diameter steel pipe. To remove the pipeline, WWD will excavate an approximately 300 foot long by 4 feet wide by 5 feet deep trench on the landside of the Aqueduct embankment; approximately 220 cubic yards of material will be excavated. Approximately 100 feet of this excavation will occur in DWR’s right of way and the remaining 200 feet will occur in adjacent private properties. Once the new pipe is installed, WWD will backfill and compact the excavation to 90 percent compaction or higher and will return the area to the original grade.

Contact Information

Eleuterio Diaz
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Planner/Scheduler and Utility Craftsworker, Supervisor, WR
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Approximately 7.2 miles northwest of the City of Huron.
California Aqueduct
Other Location Info
The work will occur in the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) right of way on the right (R) side of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) at milepost (MP) 147.75. The worksite is in Fresno County and is located about 7.2 miles northwest of the City of Huron.

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 remove and replace a pipeline in DWR’s right of way. DWR is the Responsible Agency issuing an encroachment permit to WWD. Work will consist of removing and replacing an existing pipeline. Work will occur in areas with an average slope of less than 20 percent, no changes in land use or density will occur. Categorical Exemption 15305 (b) (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations – Issuance of Minor Encroachment Permits) applies.


Notice of Exemption

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