The project involves exploratory geotechnical trenching to inform the design of a potential future seepage berm along the Sacramento River east levee in downtown Sacramento. A single excavator will be used to dig four trenches along the landside levee slope, ranging from 0.001 acre to 0.038 acre, at approximately 10 feet in depth. The excavator will be stationed on the levee crown, and all the material will be assessed on-site. All trenches will be backfilled with excavated materials and restored as closely as possible to pre-work conditions.
The landside slope of the Sacramento River east levee adjacent to 1920 Front Street in downtown Sacramento.
Notice of Exemption
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Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of geotechnical exploration through minor trenching and backfilling. All trenches will be backfilled with excavated materials and restored as nearly as possible to pre-work conditions. The data obtained from this project will be used to inform the design of a potential future seepage berm.