Emergency Bypass Agreement for the Devil's Den Pumping Plant


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Emergency Bypass Agreement for the Devil's Den Pumping Plant
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
An Emergency Bypass Agreement related to the temporary operation of an emergency bypass of the Devil's Den Pumping Plant {DDPP) on the Coastal Branch of the California Aqueduct. In response to an unplanned outage of the DDPP. an emergency bypass system was placed within Kern County Water Agency facilities in order to deliver water to the San Luis Obispo Flood and Water Conservation District's State Water Project (SWP) subcontractors and the Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA). The Emergency Bypass was utilized to ensure SWP water deliveries were able to meet critical demand from the District and CCWA until adequate pumping capacity at DDPP was reestablished on or about October 19. 2023.

Contact Information

Kate Shea
Agency Name
San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Job Title
Principal Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Other Location Info
Countywide: San Luis Obispo Flood Control and Water Conservation Districtwide.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(2)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is an agreement to memorialize mutual understandings related to specific actions taken that are necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety, and welfare.
County Clerk
San Luis Obispo


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