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

Agency Name
Division of Operations and Maintenance
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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.


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