Frenchman Lake Seismic Monitoring Station Installation (OM-OFD-2020-005)

Summary

SCH Number
2020100123
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Frenchman Lake Seismic Monitoring Station Installation (OM-OFD-2020-005)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/7/2020
Project Applicant
Division of Operations and Maintenance, DWR

Document Description
DWR will install a new seismic station near Frenchman Dam. The station will have a 35 by 10 ft concrete pad with 15 ft tall metal tower with solar and radio telemetry, approx. 20 ft of buried 2-in PVC conduit, and a 4 ft high chain link fence around the perimeter. A 10-inch diameter boring will place the sensor within the footprint of the concrete pad. Transportation will be heavy duty flatbed pickups and trailers. Concrete will be mixed onsite using a skid steer. Equipment will be staged at existing parking lots. All work will be within DWR right-of-way.

Contact Information
Todd Percival
Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-2908
todd.percival@water.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
39°53'40.61"N 120°11'20.9"W
Cities
Portola
Counties
Plumas
Regions
Northern California
Cross Streets
Frenchman Lake Rd and Dixie Valley Rd
Other Information
Left abutment of Frenchman Dam.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Existing Facilities, Section No. 15301(m)
Reasons for Exemption
The State Water Project provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt because it involves minor work activities to appurtenant structures under the supervision of the Department of Water Resources. This project will not result in impacts to special status species or habitat without any significant environmental impacts.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE Seismic Monitoring Station - OFD_Fenchman   PDF 425 K

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