Hazardous Tree Removal for the Peavine Pipeline Replacement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Lorenzo Valley Water District
Document Title
Hazardous Tree Removal for the Peavine Pipeline Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The SLVWD watershed and water system were severely impacted and damaged by the CZU Lightning Complex Wildfire in 2020, including the Peavine pipeline. Approximately 520 trees were identified as hazardous and requiring removal along the 1.3-mile stretch of the Peavine pipeline SLVWD has contracted the California Conservation Corps (CCC) to complete the hazardous tree removal The project includes construction of a 1500 ft trail for CCC crews to access the remote pipeline.

Contact Information

Carly Blanchard
Agency Name
San Lorenzo Valley Water District
Job Title
Environmental Programs Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Boulder Creek
Santa Cruz
Parcel #
08101107, 08103101
State Highways
HWY 236, HWY 9
Peavine Creek, Foreman Creek, Silver Creek, San Lorenzo River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The hazardous trees pose a threat to downhill users and prevents SLVWD from replacing the Peavine pipeline to restore water service. The project meets the requirements of Sec. 21080(b) (4) Specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency; and Sec. 21080(b)(2) Emergency repairs to public service facilities necessary to maintain service
County Clerk
Santa Cruz


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