Seismic Monitoring Station Installations MP 130 and Check 21 (OM-SLFD-2020-005)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Seismic Monitoring Station Installations MP 130 and Check 21 (OM-SLFD-2020-005)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
DWR will install new seismic stations near the CAAQ at MP 130 and Check 21. The stations 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 along existing roadways. Stations will be within DWR right-of-way.

Contact Information
Todd Percival
Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-2908

Division of Operations and Maintenance
Project Applicant


36°29'13.36"N 120°19'55.02"W
Fresno Kings
Southern California
Other Information
MP 130 (36°29’13.36” N, 120°19’55.02” W), Check 21 (36° 0' 43.93” N, 119° 58' 32.90” W)

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.


Notice of Exemption
NOE Seismic Monitoring Station - SLFD and SJFD MP129 Ch21   PDF 422 K

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