Evaluation and Installation of Rainfall Gauging Stations

Summary

SCH Number
2017098355
Lead Agency
Coachella Valley Water District
Document Title
Evaluation and Installation of Rainfall Gauging Stations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/20/2017

Document Description
CVWD proposes to expand rainfall gauge coverage within CVWD's service area. Recent high intensity summer storms in the Coachella Valley have resulted in flood events. These storms are limited in extent and have highlighted the need for a denser network of rainfall gauges to accurately quantify individual rain events. Construction is proposed for summer/fall 2017 for the duration of 5 work days. Construction equipment will consist of a truck and van, wheel barrow and shovels. The area of disturbance will be limited to five sf and vehicle access to the site along the existing dike access road. The site will be excavated to a depth of five ft. The rainfall gauge will be installed on a 3-ft diameter concrete slab. Total height of the rainfall gauge is approx 20 ft. To avoid or minimize construction impacts to the conservation area, construction activities will adhere to the CVMSHP's Adjacency Guidelines as relevant to the project and include project design measures related to minimizing noise effects and shielding light downward towards the developed area.

Contact Information
Elizabeth Meyerhoff
Coachella Valley Water District
85-995 Avenue 52 P.O. Box 1058
Coachella, CA 92236

Phone : (760) 398-2661 x 2775

Location

Cities
Palm Desert
Counties
Riverside

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 exemption allows for minor alteration of an existing facility and equipment.
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