CASP MP 208 Monitoring Well and Extensometer


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
CASP MP 208 Monitoring Well and Extensometer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Water Resources' Project Geology Section plans to drill and install a groundwater monitoring well within the San Joaquin Field Division in the city of Lost Hills in Kern County, California. Project Geology would drill to a depth of about 800 feet using a truck mounted mud rotary drill. The staging area for equipment and materials will be located near the drilling activity location. Depending on the geology encountered while drilling, 24-hour drilling shifts may be required. If night shifts are required, two trailer mounted light towers will be used to increase visibility. Once completed, the monitoring well will help inform how subsidence is affecting the California Aqueduct and will assist in groundwater management, subsidence mitigation, and in maintaining the infrastructure of the State Water Project.

Contact Information

Marea McCann
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Lost Hills
Cross Streets
Lost Hills Rd.
Other Location Info
Coordinates: 35.58117 (N), -119.67819 (W). SWP Facility: California Aqueduct.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6, Information Collection, Section No. 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The State Water Project provides significant and critical services to many Californians. Class 6 exempts actions that consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The purpose of this project is to drill and install a groundwater monitoring well that will help inform how subsidence is affecting the California Aqueduct. DWR has evaluated and determined that the project will not result in significant impacts to biological or cultural resources.
County Clerk


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