California Aqueduct Milepost 52 Drainage Ditch Clearing


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct Milepost 52 Drainage Ditch Clearing
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Under the supervision of Department of Water Resources' San Luis Field Division (SLFD), a California Conservation Corps crew will use hand tools to remove vegetation and sediment from a drainage ditch located on the northeast side of an access road from approximately Aqueduct MP 51.95L to MP 52.70L. Removed vegetation and sediment will be dispersed onsite, outside of the ditch. After the ditch has been cleared, SLFD will discharge water from a water truck at the highest point of the ditch to ensure the ditch is draining properly.

Contact Information

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


Northern California
Cross Streets
Approximately 5.2 miles west of the City of Newman.
California Aqueduct
Other Location Info
The work site is approximately 5.2 miles west of the City of Newman in Stanislaus County. The work site is a drainage ditch located on the left (L) side of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) from approximately milepost (MP) 51.95L to MP 52.70L.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves clearing an existing drainage ditch to restore it to its original design capacity. The project will not result in expansion of original use or capacity of the drainage ditch. Categorical Exemption 15301 (Existing Facilities) applies.


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