December 1, 2021

To Public Agencies:

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY PESTICIDES FOR AQUATIC WEED CONTROL PURPOSES TO SURFACE WATERS AND WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE FRESNO METROPOLITAN FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT

The Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District (District) is a flood control and stormwater management agency that builds, operates and maintains stormwater basins, waterways, dams and associated facilities within its borders.
The District is required and has obtained a Statewide General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to apply aquatic pesticides in, over and near waters of the United States. The District will apply pesticides between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 within District boundaries; in and adjacent to channels of the Fresno Stream Group and other waterways under the jurisdiction of the District.
The NPDES permit requires that we notify potentially affected government agencies about the application of aquatic pesticides each calendar year. This is the notification letter advising you that aquatic pesticides will be used to control weeds within District boundaries this year.
The District may apply the following pesticides:
Triclopyr, Glyphosate, Nonylphenol (ingredient in adjuvant), Imazamox and Imazapyr. These pesticides are registered for use by the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
These pesticides are used to improve public safety by controlling aquatic weeds in waterways and ponding basins managed by the District. Aquatic weed build up can obstruct water flows through our facilities, increasing the chance of localized flooding and/or damage to structures and equipment. There are no known water use restrictions or precautions during treatment.
Interested persons may contact Paige Moretto, Staff Analyst, at (559) 456-3292 for additional information.

Regards,

Peter Sanchez
General Manager-Secretary

cc:

Paul Armendariz, Assistant Director
Public Utilities Department
City of Clovis
155 N. Sunnyside Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611

John Bray, Westside Superintendent
Road Maintenance & Operations
County of Fresno
2220 Tulare Street, Annex “B”
Fresno, CA 93721

John Coffman, Eastside Superintendent
Road Maintenance & Operations
County of Fresno
2220 Tulare Street, Annex “B”
Fresno, CA 93721

Brian Russell, Public Works Manager
Streets Maintenance Division
City of Fresno
2101 G Street, Building E
Fresno, CA 92706

Bill Stretch, General Manager
Fresno Irrigation District
2907 South Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725-2218

Steve Mulligan, District Manager
Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District
2425 Floral Ave
Selma, CA 93662

Ryan McNeil, District Manager
Fresno Mosquito & Vector Control District
2338 E. McKinley Avenue
Fresno, CA 93703