California Aqueduct Milepost 105.18L Westlands Water District Grounding Rod Installation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct Milepost 105.18L Westlands Water District Grounding Rod Installation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Westlands Water District requested permission to encroach on the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) right-of-way to install a grounding rod for the well located near the base of the Aqueduct’s left (L) embankment at milepost 105.18. Work will involve using a rotor hammer to drive a grounding rod into the ground at a marked location directly next to the well. Once the grounding rod is driven into the ground, it will be attached to the well meter. Ground disturbance will be localized in an approximate 2-foot diameter area.

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 2.54 miles southeast of North Russell Ave and the California Aqueduct.
California Aqueduct

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 requested encroachment permission to install a grounding rod for a well in DWR's ROW. DWR is the Responsible Agency that will issue an encroachment permit to WWD. Work consists of minor alterations to land with an average slope of less than 20 percent. Categorical Exemption 15305(b) (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations - Issuance of Minor Encroachment Permits) applies. WWD, as the Lead Agency, is responsible for any additional California Environmental Quality Act documentation and will obtain any necessary permits.


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