California Aqueduct Milepost 119.60 to Milepost 121.90 Vegetation Thinning and Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct Milepost 119.60 to Milepost 121.90 Vegetation Thinning and Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Work involves thinning and removing trees and other vegetation to allow access to the toe road of the Aqueduct. An excavator with a thumb attachment will be used to trim, or completely remove vegetation. Larger trees with limbs growing less than six feet high on the trunk will be thinned by having limbs selectively removed; to remove these limbs, the excavator will use the thumb attachment to grab each limb and pull them off the trunk. If limbs are growing more than six feet high on a trunk, those limbs will not be removed or trimmed. Vegetation and trees less than six feet tall will be completely removed. All removed vegetation will be stockpiled onsite excavator and will be burned in compliance with the Fresno County burn permit. This work is required to give Department of Water Resources' San Luis Field Division road access for inspection and maintenance of the California Aqueduct and right-of-way. State Water Project Contractors will benefit from the project.

Contact Information

Jake Grace
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Approximately 13.50 miles southwest of the City of Mendota.
California Aqueduct
Other Information
Work will be on the left side (L) of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) from mileposts (MP) 119.60L to MP 121.40L, and on the right side (R) of the Aqueduct from MP 119.60R to MP 121.90R. The work will be in the Department of Water Resources' right-of-way.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption 15304, Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Trees and other vegetation in degraded mesquite thickets will be thinned or removed from the Department of Water Resources' right-of-way. The trees are not designated as Fresno County landmark trees. Work consists of minor alterations in the condition of land and vegetation, and no healthy, scenic, mature trees will be impacted. Categorical Exemption 15304 Minor Alterations to Land apply.


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