BAPP Inclinometer V-Ditch Cleaning (OM-DFD-2024-006)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
BAPP Inclinometer V-Ditch Cleaning (OM-DFD-2024-006)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Department of Water Resources staff will perform maintenance within a slope area of existing inclinometers. Vegetation within the V-Ditch in this area will be removed using hand tools. Loose dirt from the hillside will be removed using an excavator and/or backhoe. Sediment buildup will be removed using a skid steer, mini-excavator, front loader bucket, and a front-end loader. Following vegetation and sediment removal, the surrounding staging area will be graded using a grader. Staging will be on established paved and unpaved roads. All equipment and work will be within the DWR right-of-way.

Contact Information

Janine Beck
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project

Sara Paiva-Lowry
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Contra Costa
Northern California
Cross Streets
Kelso Road and Byron Highway
Banks Pumping Plant Intake Channel
Other Location Info
Mile Marker 2.84

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Existing Facilities, Section No. 15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt because it involves routine maintenance activities to prevent further erosion damage to SWP facilities. This project will not result in impacts to special status species or habitat. The Categorical Exemption Class 1 will be used for CEQA compliance as this activity will be implemented without any environmental impacts.
County Clerk
Contra Costa


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