Tule Subbasin Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Tule Subbasin Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Tule Subbasin Well Installation project consists of installing nested groundwater monitoring wells at two locations. Each well site will be marked by Underground Service Alert, then hand tools will be used to excavate a minimum depth of 5 feet. A driller will use a truck-mounted drill rig to drill a pilot hole while using a mud cleaner to filter out solids and return drilling mud to the drill bit. The pilot hole desired depths below ground surface are 1,200 feet for Pixley ID and 1,550 feet for LTRID. Based on logging results, the driller will expand the borehole to selected depths to a diameter large enough to accommodate nested well casings (approximately 14 inches). Within each borehole PVC casings, sand, and a bentonite seal will be constructed. For a final sanitary seal, neat cement will be pumped from the support truck to fill the annular space between the casings and the borehole wall to a depth required by the local well permitting process. A raised steel well protective cover and concrete pad, approximately four feet by four feet in area and four inches tall with four approximately 3-foot high metal crash posts will be installed at ground level to protect the well from potential damage. See NOE for Full Details.

Contact Information

Steven Springhorn
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The Project will occur in Tulare County. Monitoring wells will be located at two different locations. Both are in Tulare County: one is approximately 4.4 miles southeast of Pixley and approximately 1.1 miles west-southwest of Road 160 and Deer Creek (Pixley ID); and the second is approximately 3 miles south of Tulare, approximately 3,000 feet northeast of the intersection of Road 112 and Avenue 184 (LTRID).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Work activities will consist of installation of three groundwater monitoring wells. Project activities are covered under Categorical Exemption Class 6 Section 15306 (Data Collection) of the California Environmental Quality Act. No sensitive biological or cultural resources have been identified in the areas.


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