Los Banos Detention Dam Geotechnical Borings for Powerline Expansion

Summary

SCH Number
2018088515
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Los Banos Detention Dam Geotechnical Borings for Powerline Expansion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Terracon has requested encroachment permission from DWR to conduct geotechnical soil sampling for a future expansion of a power line. Samples will be collected using a drill rig. One borehole (8 inches in diameter and 40 feet deep) will be drilled at an appropriate location within an area 100 feet of the coordinates 36.9818, - 120.9736. The exact location of the boring will be determined by Terracon personnel, but will avoid any sensitive environmental resources. Soil samples will be extracted every 5 feet during drilling. Once the samples have been collected, the borehole will be backfilled per drilling specifications. Terracon will benefit.

Contact Information
Domini Perreti
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

209-827-5127

Location

Coordinates
36.9819°'"N 120.9736°'"W
Counties
Merced
Other Location Info
Approximately 7 miles southwest of the City of Los Banos near the Los Banos Resevoir.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15305
Reasons for Exemption
DWR will issue an encroachment permit to Terracon to drill one exploratory borehole in the DWR ROW in the vicinity of the coordinates 36.9819, - 120.9736. Minor alterations of land may occur, but not in areas where the slope exceeds 20 percent. Categorical exemptions of 15305(b) - Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations- Issuance of Minor Encroachment Permits.
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