The Department of Water Resources' (DWR) San Luis Field Division (SLFD) will reestablish existing toe roads in Reach 5 of the California Aqueduct that have been overgrown by vegetation. The roads are located in DWR's right of way on the left side (L) of the Aqueduct from mileposts (MP) 116.30L to MP 117.49L, MP 119.70L to MP 121.92L, MP 126.65L to MP 128.48L, and MP 129.00L to MP 131.70L. To reestablish the roads, a bulldozer will first dig out vegetation and debris and loosen the soil. The debris is mainly old stumps, root balls, and fallen branches. A loader will then pick up the debris and place it in piles onsite to be burned on a later day per burn permit requirements. Following that, a grader will pass over the area to smooth the ground and reestablish the toe road.
Illegal dumping often occurs from MP 129.00L to MP 131.70L. In addition to reestablishing the toe road in this area by removing vegetation, debris, and by loosening the soil, the toe road and adjacent DWR right of way will be graded. This grading will help SLFD better maintain the area. SLFD and State Water Project Contractors will benefit.