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West Auxiliary Field No. 5

West Auxiliary Field No. 5

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SITE SURVEY SUMMARY SHEET FOR DERP-FUDS SITE NO.

J09CA099600

SITE NAME: This site was formerly know as West Auxiliary Field No. 5 Military Reservation. LOCATION: The site is located in Fresno County, approximately 22 miles southwest of Lemoore, California (Figure 1 and Figure 2). SITE HISTORY: The United States acquired 522.32 acres by Declaration of Taking sometime following 08 September 1942. The site was used by the Army as an auxiliary field. There are no records of improvements to the site by the Army. On 20 September 1946, the War Assets Administration, assumed accountability for the 522.32-acres site. The site is presently owned by Clear Creek Farms, Willow Springs Farms Inc., Everette & Evelyn Rank, and Jordan & Geraldine Telford. SITE VISIT: On 22 September 1992, Lisa Valdez and Jim Corbett of Radian Corporation visited the site. The site consists of three parcels which are presently planted in Almond trees. The orchard is managed by Westside Heritage, Inc., a custom farm management company. There was no visible evidence of any structures, USTs, or former DOD activities at the site. CATEGORY OF HAZARDS: None identified. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: NOFA AVAILABLE STUDIES AND REPORTS: None identified. PA POC: Larry M. Bergmooser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (916) 5577671.

DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROGRAM FORMERLY USED DEFENSE SITES FIhPINCS AND DETERMI[NATION OF ELIGIBILITY

WEST AUXILIARY FIELD NO, 5
FRESNO COUNTY, CALTM)RNIA SITE NO, J09CA099600

Sometime after 8 September 1942, the United States acquired 522.32 fee acres by Declaration of Taking. Total acreage acquired for the site was 522.32.
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The site was known as West Aux Field No, 5 Military Reservation, CA. The site

was situated 22 miles southwest of Lemoore, Fresno county, CA and was used by the Army

as an auxiliary field.
On 20 September 1946, the War Assets Administration, assumed accountability for 3. the 522.32 acres site. The site is presently owned by Clear Creek Farms, Willow Springs Farms Inc., Everette & Evelyn Rank, and Jordan & Geraldine Telford. The site is presently used for agricultural farming.

Based on the foregoing findings of fact, the site has been determined to be formerly used by the DOD. Therefore, it is eligible for the Defense Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites, established under 10 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.
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Figure 1. Location Map -West Auxiliary Field #S
Site No. JOQCA099600

Figure 2 Site Map -West Auxiliary Field #5
Site No. J09CA099600
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Site Location

Site Location

USGS 7.5 Minut e Quads: Ha rris Ranch, and Guilarral Hills, CA

120° 12' 7" W 36° 15' 45" N

West Auxiliary Field

Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) Site No. J09CA0996
January 2006

Site Area

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350

700 Feet

1,400

2,100

Aerial photo taken April 1994

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District
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