Westlands Water District's Arroyo Pasajero Dry Well Pilot Recharge Test


SCH Number
Public Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Westlands Water District's Arroyo Pasajero Dry Well Pilot Recharge Test
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The dry well pilot test is the installation of two (2) 4-foot diameter, 80 foot deep dry· wells located on District-owned lands, that would allow the District to gather data for the development of a proposed groundwater recharge and banking facility. Furthermore, one (1) 1 DO-feet long piezometer will be installed to monitor the movement of the supplied water. The information gathered from the pilot test will help determine the quantity of dry wells required for Westlands Water District's (District) groundwater recharge and banking project. The groundwater recharge and banking project will help reduce groundwater overdraft, a severe drought related concern in the Central Valley, by recharging the aquifer with surface water during times of excess supplies and recovering this water at a later date.

Contact Information

Russ Freeman
Agency Name
Westlands Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Westlands Water District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
On Westlands Water District-Owned Land, approximately 0.5 miles east of South El Dorado Avenue and 1,5 miles north of West Jayne Avenue in Fresno County. Refer to Figure 1.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Since the pilot test is basic data collection and research for information gathering purposes, it is categorically exempt under Section 15306 - Information Collection. In addition, the dry well pilot test is also categorically exempt under Section 15303 - New Construction as it is a small groundwater recharge testing facility with minimal ground disturbance.


Notice of Exemption

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