2023 SJFD Rodenticide Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
2023 SJFD Rodenticide Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
San Joaquin Field Division (SJFD) plans to use rodenticide to control ground squirrels. To do this they will place modified PVC “T” bait stations at San Joaquin O&M (SJOM), Lost Hills O&M (LHOM), at five pumping plants (POPP, BLPP, DEPP, WRPP, and WGPP), and at check site 23. They plan to fill bait stations with .005% diphacinone ground squirrel bait (Ditrac or Kaput brand), as recommended by a Pest Control Advisor. All bait stations will be left out throughout the year but feeding activity will only take place in late spring to early summer. This work is needed to control ground squirrel populations, who are damaging State Water Project property.

Contact Information

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


Kern, Kings, San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
Bait stations will be placed at the following locations: POPP: 120.2081271°W 35.7314883°N and 120.2083248°W 35.7312629°N BLPP: 120.0844522°W 35.7077846°N DEPP: 120.0116020°W 35.7115559°N Check Site 23: 119.7835269°W 35.7079174°N LHO&M:119.6971627°W 35.6150511°N, 119.6964734°W 35.6143748°N, and 119.6946017°W 35.6150463°N WRPP: 119.0069586°W 35.0326594°N and 119.0067090°W 35.0323529°N WGPP: 118.9784237°W 35.0154537°N SJO&M: 118.9781730°W 35.0195597°N, 118.9770403°W 35.0187689°N, 118.9763347°W 35.0194304°N, 118.9763718°W 35.0201147°N, 118.9763532°W 35.0204569°N, 118.9756848°W 35.0205025°N, 118.9779502°W 35.0135375°N, and 118.9786836°W 35.0133702°N

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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