American River Watershed Common Features 2016 Project (Soil Investigations)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Document Title
American River Watershed Common Features 2016 Project (Soil Investigations)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
USACE proposes to conduct soil sampling to support future erosion work on the American River. Approximately 1 O locations would be sampled with a truck mounted direct push drilling tool. Continuous sampling would occur at each location in 4-foot sections between O feet and 16.5 feet below ground surface. Equipment would be washed using a non-phosphate soap and distilled water. Excavated soils and wash water would be stored in 55-gallon drums that would be sealed and stored onsite. Borings would be back filled with cement/bentonite grout. Work could occur as early as late December and would last several weeks.

Contact Information

Miles Claret
Agency Name
CV Flood Protection Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB)
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
Samples would be collected from the right bank of the American River (east side) near the H Street Bridge, generally between the Howe Ave Bridge and Paradise Bend.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of soil investigations that would not result in a major disturbance to the environment. No woody vegetation would be removed. The project would not impact water quality or impact state or federally listed species. Recreational paths would remain open. Soil sample locations would be backfilled upon completion and the sites would be restored to pre-project conditions. No mitigation would be required.


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