Vernal Pool Hydrology Study


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley), Sacramento
Document Title
Vernal Pool Hydrology Study
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project involves installation of piezometers (slotted PVC pipes) within each of 15 to 20 vernal pools (or three to six vernal pool basins). Bore holes will for piezometers will be hand augered. The surface soil removed by trowel will be placed within the same vernal pool basin in order not to remove plant seeds and invertebrate cysts. Once drilled, dielectric soil moisture sensors will be placed at 5 elevations within the soil profile. The construction footprint will not extend past about 18 inches on either side of the augered holes. The sensors will be removed after two wet seasons.

Contact Information

Virginia Moran
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley),
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6 Sec 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Exempts Information Collection: Class 6 consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded.

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