Farewell Gap Tower Reconstruction


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Farewell Gap Tower Reconstruction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Farewell Gap weather station (FRW) is a high elevation, remote weather station located in Farewell Canyon within Sequoia National Park (Lat 36.4150886535645, Long -118.578903198242). During the 2017 winter an avalanche or large wind gusts created a failure point in the tower. The tower was destroyed and has been non-functional since. To combat avalanche impacts, DWR proposes to install a stronger triangulated tower with increased sheer strength.

Contact Information
Gina Radieve
California Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 712-6873

Department of Water Resources
Project Applicant


36°24'54.3"N 118°34'44.1"W
Mineral King

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project would involve reconstruction of the Farewell Gap Tower weather station which was destroyed by weather. The new structure will be located on the same site as the old structure it is replacing and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure being replaced.


Notice of Exemption
2020080031_Farewell Gap Tower Reconstruction   PDF 156 K

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