Background Data Sampling for Pools 17&18 Embankment and Liner Raise


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Background Data Sampling for Pools 17&18 Embankment and Liner Raise
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In support of the Pool 17 and 18 Embankment & Liner Raise project, hand auger soil samples will be taken to provide a background dataset representative of the naturally occurring soil conditions. Two engineering geologists will collect one soil sample per sampling location using a hand auger with a 3.25 inch outside diameter. Drilling depth will be limited to approximately 5 feet below the ground surface or up to refusal. Auger holes will be backfilled with native material.

Contact Information

Jesse Dillon
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Principal Engineer, Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


California Aqueduct
Southern California
Other Location Info
Around the California Aqueduct between South Derrick Avenue and Fresno-Coalinga Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 Information Collection
Reasons for Exemption
It was determined that this project qualifies for a categorical exemption 15306 Information Collection as it involves basic data collection activities which will not result in a serious disturbance to an environmental resource.


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