Well V817 Aquifer Test


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Well V817 Aquifer Test
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is planning to undertake an aquifer test with an existing well, Well V817, located south of South Haiwee Reservoir in Rose Valley. The purpose of the planned aquifer test is to evaluate the site's hydrogeology, including aquifer characteristics, pumping capacity, the effect of pumping on groundwater level on nearby monitoring wells, and the location of potential any fault splays in the area, to determine whether Rose Valley can serve as a location for groundwater storage and recovery. The groundwater level in the nearby monitoring well ranges between 80 and 230 feet below the ground surface, far below the root zone of vegetation. The aquifer test of V817 is expected to take up to one week and is expected to withdraw less than 30 acre-feet of groundwater. This test is estimated to cause a one inch drop in groundwater levels. This aquifer test will not result in any ground disturbance and equipment will utilize existing access roads.

Contact Information

Marshall Styers
Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Job Title
Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Unincorporated Area
State Highways
US 395
South Haiwee Reservoir, North Haiwee Reservoir
Other Location Info
Located in Rose Valley in Inyo County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act, this project is categorically Exempt from CEQA review pursuant to Section 15306, Class 6. Class 6 consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded. The proposed project meets the requirements of these exemptions; therefore, no further CEQA review is required.
County Clerk


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