Well and Backup Power System


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Well and Backup Power System
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes to rehabilitate the existing Wolf Creek water system in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to improve water distribution from the source and eliminate the possibility of waterline failures that could discharge treated water into Wolf Creek. To facilitate the use of trenchless pipe replacement methods to complete the project, work will: • Excavate two (2) 4ft x 4ft x 4ft boreholes and, from the opposite end, pull a 4-in. HOPE pipe from the pilot hole; • In forest areas, hand excavate approx. 3ft x 3ft x 3ft holes at 100 feet intervals along the replacement lines to track the location of pipe as it is drilled/installed and hand excavate, as needed, to address obstructions; • On either side of Prairie Creek, approx. 100 feet from the creek itself, excavate one (1) approx. 4ft x4ft x 4ft borehole to install pipe via trenchless methods approx. 15-ft below the creek channel; • Replace a portion of the line between the Wolf Creek outdoor school trail and the under-channel crossing; and • Drain and remove the existing waterline spanning over the creek, and remove all other materials associated with the old water line. Only water will be used as drilling fluids. The new creek undercrossing will be performed during an overlapping construction timeframe during the summer or early fall of 2024. With CDPR coordination, the Nature Trail will be closed for approximately 3 weeks during the summer or early fall of 2024.

Contact Information

Rosalind Litzky
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
District Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated area
Northern California
Other Location Info
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1 & 4; Section: 15301 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes.
County Clerk


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