Farewell Gap Tower Reconstruction

Summary

SCH Number
2020080031
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Farewell Gap Tower Reconstruction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/4/2020
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources

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
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 712-6873

Location

Coordinates
36°24'54.3"N 118°34'44.1"W
Cities
Mineral King
Counties
Tulare

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302
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.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020080031_Farewell Gap Tower Reconstruction   PDF 156 K

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