Klamath River Renewal Project - Geotechnical Investigations (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2017108239
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Klamath River Renewal Project - Geotechnical Investigations (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/12/2017

Document Description
KRRC proposes to drill and collect seven sediment core samples from Iron Gate and Copco reservoirs (three in Iron Gate and four in Copco) and to collect eighteen sediment grab samples (nine from Iron Gate and nine from Copco) to determine the vertical extent and characteristics of sediments in the two reservoirs. The project will temporary disturb 0.003 acres for the core samples and approx 0.24 cy for the grab samples. The KRRC will drill 6-in core samples in both reservoirs and use a Van Veen sediment grab sampler for the grab samples in each reservoir. The project's purpose is to collect geotechnical information about the reservoir substrate and sediments to progress design and planning for decommissioning of the Klamath dams and for restoration planning.

Contact Information
Kristen Gangl
State Water Resources Control Board
PO Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

Phone : (916) 323-9389

Location

Counties
Siskiyou

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The project is proposing minor alterations to land, water, and vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. Additionally, the project should not have a significant effect on the environment. The purpose is for basic data collection, research experiamental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in serious or major disturbances to an environmental resources.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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