Vikingsholm Turret repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Vikingsholm Turret repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes to stabilize the turret on the Vikingsholm structure at Emerald Bay State Park to allow for continued use of the turret for interpretive purposes as well as to provide for the safety of park visitors and staff. Prior to starting work on or around the turret, the contractor will construct a temporary entrance for access to the project site. Work will: Install a pump and weir tank for site dewatering if needed; Excavate to install a French drain system draining to an infiltration well; Inside the base of the turret, use hand tools to excavate a 3-ft deep x 18-in. wide x 60-ft long trench at one location. Remove the spoils and haul offsite; Install reinforcing steel for a concrete grade beam and pour concrete and allow to cure; Install two (2) 6-in. wide x 25-ft long steel beams, supported by wood cribbing; Around the exterior perimeter of the turret, excavate approx. 60 linear ft of a 3-ft deep x 18-in. wide trench and stockpile spoil onsite for reuse; Pour a concrete slurry, allow to set, and install grout in gap between slurry and grade beam; Reinstall stockpiled soil over cured slurry, backfilling to grade; Patch and repair cracks on exterior of turret; and Repair and repoint two (2) existing chimneys and replace flashing as needed

Contact Information

Joel Bonilla
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Engineering Geologist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
State Highways
SR 89/Emerald Bay Road
Lake Tahoe
Other Location Info
Located within Emerald Bay State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1, 3, 4 & 31 Section: 15301, 15303, 15304 & 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; 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; and consists of projects limited to maintenance, repair, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, conservation or reconstruction of historical resources in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995), Weeks and Grimmer.


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