Tulare Lake Temporary Water Level Monitoring Sensor Installation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Tulare Lake Temporary Water Level Monitoring Sensor Installation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Kings County has requested assistance in monitoring water levels in the flooded Tulare Lake Basin. DWR will install sensors at two locations to measure the fluctuations in the water level. This will allow Kings County and other agencies in the area to further plan for runoff and snow melt. DWR will remove the sensors as the water level recedes to where it is no longer considered a threat to the community. Surrounding private landowners, the City of Stratford and Corcoran, Kings County, and State agencies will benefit.

Contact Information

Steve Doe
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Region Manager/Principal Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Corcoran, Stratford
Countywide, Statewide
Cross Streets
Two locations for the sensors, one is located on levee N. of 6th Ave on Redding Ave @ power line
Tulare Lake

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
Governor Gavin Newsom has made a Proclamation of State of Emergency and a Continued State of Emergency due to flooding impacts and has suspended CEQA for emergency assistance in the Tulare Lake Basin pursuant to the Proclamations and Executive Orders N-6-23 and N-7-23. A series of Atmospheric Rivers, including the accumulation of a record snowpack in the Sierra Nevada has created flood impacts to several counties, including Kings County, in the Tulare Lake Basin. This Project falls under this suspension by providing monitoring of the Tulare Lake water level. In addition, the proposed project would be exempt from CEQA on the grounds that the project is consistent with Public Resources Code § 21080(b)(4) and California Code of Regulations § 15269(c) as a specific action necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency. This Project also falls under Categorical Exemption Class 6 § 15305 information collection. Moreover, the Project will not result in any potentially significant effects to the environment.
County Clerk


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