Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Soil/Subsurface Survey


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Soil/Subsurface Survey
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project includes the installation of seven ground water monitor wells, collection of surface and subsurface boring hole soil samples and collection of subsurface vapors. All project components are required to provide updated data and to correct any previous survey errors. The seven monitor wells will be installed to the level of subsurface water suing a drilling rig and will take approx. one week. These wells will remain permanently for continued collection and sampling of ground water. Collection of shallow soil samples (23) will entail use of hand tools to excavate up to three feet of soil in small dig sites. The excavation areas will be backfilled and no permanent installation will remain. Collection of soil and aggregate samples from approx. 20 boring holes will entail use of a truck mounted boring drill (12" and 36" diameter) and will take approx. two days to complete each hole. The boring holes will be backfilled and no permanent installation will remain. Sampling of subsurface vapor will entail use of a narro ground sampling rod to be inserted at 20 locations. No permanent installation will remain.

Contact Information
Randy Caldera
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (916) 985-8521



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
This project site is not located near a sensitive resource receptor. The project will entail short-term minimal ground disturbance. Proposed project will not have a deterimental effect on the environment, archaeological site, or wildlife species.

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