Water Resources, Department of
(California Department of Water Resources)
Behtany Forebay Dam Piezometer Installation
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The contractor shall drill and install one piezometer in the dam crest and three at the lower bench. The dam crest piezometer will be installed at an elevation of 210 feet and approximately 40 feet deep. The three additional piezometers will be installed on the 195 feet elevation bench and approximately 28 feet deep. The primary equipment for this work will be a CME 750 or similar drill rig. The piezometer installations will be furnished with locking protective enclosures cast in concrete and will be included in the routine data collection/monitoring of the dam.
The State Water Project provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt because it involves routine maintenance activities. This project will not result in impacts to special status species or habitat. Because this activity can be implemented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 1 will be used for CEQA compliance.