Field Exploration at B.F. Sisk (San Luis) Damn


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Field Exploration at B.F. Sisk (San Luis) Damn
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Geotechnical testing of Sisk Dam consisting of 19 cone penetrometer test holes, 6 piezonecone penetration test holes, 6 standard penetration test holes, 11 total test pits and at least 3 drill holes followed by subsequent survey, geologic mapping and geologice report. The testing will occur along the embankment and toe of the dam. the purpose is to investigate the ofundation and embankment composition of the damn for earthquake protection. The Department of Water Resource (state water project) and US Bureau of Reclamation (Central Valley Project) benefit from this project.

Contact Information
David Panec
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-0772



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves drilling test holes on the crest and toe of an existing dam where no impact to natural resources will occur.
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