Clearing of brush and debris in holding ponds BHPP


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Clearing of brush and debris in holding ponds BHPP
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR SJFD staff plans to clear out all vegetation, debris, and two feet of sediment out of the Badger Hills Pumping Plant (BHPP) holding ponds to allow storage of discharged water from the dredging of the canal and BHPP forebay. Staging will take place at the BHPP. A loader, bulldozer, and grader will be used to excavate. Sediment and debris will be placed in dump trucks and dumped off at the Devil's Den Pumping Plant spoil site. The intent of this project is to bring the holding ponds back to their original condition. This work is necessary for maintaining the California Aqueduct.

Contact Information

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


Other Location Info
Badger Hills Pumping Plant's three holding ponds (35°50'05.5"N 119°56'16.6"W) are located southeast of the plant. They can be accessed via a dirt road.

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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