Geotechnical Exploration, Physical Security and Modernization Project at Dos Amigos Pumping Plant (DAPP) and San Luis Field Division (SLFD) Operations & Mainten

Summary

SCH Number
2021020414
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Geotechnical Exploration, Physical Security and Modernization Project at Dos Amigos Pumping Plant (DAPP) and San Luis Field Division (SLFD) Operations & Mainten
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/24/2021

Document Description
The geotechnical explorations will help determine the geological characteristics of the State Water Project (SWP) facilities at these locations and the information will ensure the security designs have adequate foundations. The California Aqueduct is the major conveyor of water for the SWP and is vital for delivering water to millions of California residents. This work will help ensure continued safe and reliable water delivery to SWP Contractors. Geotechnical exploration at DAPP and SLFD will consist of making about 4 hollow stem auger (HSA) drill holes. One exploratory drill site is located at the DAPP gate at California Aqueduct milepost 86.73 leftside, another drill site is located adjacent to the SLFD security gate, and two drill sites are in the SLFD O&M Center. The depths of these drill hole will range from 10 to 50 feet. Some material from the HSA drill holes will be collected for testing, and material not needed for testing will be spread at the storage yard. A tremie will be used to fill the HSA exploration holes to near the surface with cement bentonite grout, then each hole will be capped with about a foot of soil.

Contact Information
Holly Nichols
Senior Engineering Geologist
Lead/Public Agency
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 376-9883
Holly.Nichols@water.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Los Banos
Counties
Merced
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
Highway 152 and Basalt Road; Highway 5 and Poleline Road
State Highways
I-5; Highway 152
Waterways
CA Aqueduct

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306
Reasons for Exemption
This is being done for information collection of soils in the area to ensure security measures being designed have adequate foundation.
County Clerk
Merced

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
DAPP SLFD PSMP NOE Feb 23   PDF 323 K

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