California Aqueduct Milepost 165.80L Erosion Repairs


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct Milepost 165.80L Erosion Repairs
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Ground squirrel burrows and soil erosions are on the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) embankment at MP 165.80L and need to be filled. The Department of Water Resources' (DWR) San Luis Field Division (SLFD) will use a backhoe with a sheepsfoot roller attachment to collapse and fill in the burrows and erosions on the waterside and landside slopes of the Aqueduct embankment. Once the burrows and erosions are collapsed and filled, the embankment will be graded and compacted to the original specifications. Approximately five cubic yards of eroded material may be scraped up from the base of the embankment to backfill any large erosions or burrows. In areas that cannot be accessed by the backhoe and its attachments, such as underneath an existing pipeline, SLFD staff will use hand tools to fill the erosions.

Contact Information

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


Southern California
Cross Streets
The worksite is about 7.5 miles northeast of the City of Avenal.
California Aqueduct
Other Information
Work will occur on the left side of the California Aqueduct at milepost 165.80. The worksite is located in Kings County and is about 7.5 miles northeast of the City of Avenal.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 (Minor Alterations to Land)
Reasons for Exemption
Work will consist of filling burrows and compacting the Aqueduct embankment around an existing pipeline to restore the ground surface to its original specifications. No healthy, mature , or scenic trees will be removed. Categorical Exemption 15304(f) applies.


Notice of Exemption

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