R4-2002-0051; Kern River

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game #4
Document Title
R4-2002-0051; Kern River
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Proper reabandonment and removal of the Elwood Unknown Well No. 1. The well has the potential to cause a hazard to aquatic resources, as well as to the public. A temporary well pad will be constructed along the shore to support a drill rig. The pad will be centered on the well casing and will be approximatley 25 feet by 25 feet at the top. The pad will extend from the bank down to the river bottom and extend 25 feet out into the river. The surface area of the pad at the stream bed level will be 50 feet by 50 feet. The pad will be 15 feet high. Approximately 1,400 cubic yards will be imported for the pad. All fluids from the well will be captured and removed. Approximately 20 cubic yards of riprap will be placed to dissipate energy during the low-flow period. The well casing will be cut-off 5 feet below the surface of the river bed and plugged. The bed, bank and channel will be regraded to preproject conditions.

Contact Information
Craig Kindlin
Department of Fish and Game, Region 4
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4593



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 1; sec. 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Abandonment operations result in minor alterations with negligible effect to the surrounding land. The are will be recontoured and revegetated to preexisting conditions.
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