Farewell Gap Weather Station Tower Reconstruction

Summary

SCH Number
2021050475
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Farewell Gap Weather Station Tower Reconstruction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/21/2021

Document Description
The Farewell Gap weather station is a high elevation, remote weather station located in Farewell Canyon within Sequoia National Park. During the 2017 winter the tower was destroyed by an avalanche or wind and has been non-functional since. To combat avalanche impacts, DWR proposes to install a stronger triangulated tower with increased sheer strength approximately 100' away from the old station to avoid potential for future damage by avalanches or wind. The old station will be removed.

Contact Information
Gina Radieve
Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
1416 9th Street, Room 452-1
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 712-6873
gina.radieve@water.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
36°24'54.3"N 118°34'44.1"W
Cities
Mineral King
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Mineral King Road
Zip
93271
Total Acres
<1
Other Location Info
Sequoia National Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303
Reasons for Exemption
The new structure will be located approximately 100' away from the old structure it is replacing and will function to collect a variety of weather data. The foundation of the new tower is 5' x 5' x 5' concrete base anchored in rock.
County Clerk
Tulare

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
20210519 Farewell Gap Tower NOE   PDF 206 K

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