WRPP Install New Entry Gate


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
WRPP Install New Entry Gate
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
San Joaquin Field Division plans to replace an entry gate, add 2 solar light poles, add exit and safety loops, and relocate a fencepost. This work is necessary to update aging infrastructure and to add modern safety features. To do this work, either DWR staff or a contractor will remove the existing gate, a guard rail, and an adjacent fencepost using either hand tools or a backhoe. Once the gate, guardrail, and fenceposts are removed, 2 concrete pads would be constructed to mount the new gate operating system and gate receiver. To construct the concrete pads, a vacuum truck or hand tools would be used to excavate the pad sites, and a wooden frame would be built within each of the excavated sites. Then, a cement mixer would be used to prepare the cement, and the mix would be poured into the wooden frames. The finished operator pad would be 4’W x 7’L x 3’D, while the receiver pad would be 1’1” W x 1’ 6” L x 3’ D. DWR staff would also excavate a hole for the new fencepost. Cement would be added to keep the new fencepost in place. Two concrete posts would be built for the new solar lights. Solar lights would be placed on the west side of the road, on either side of the gate, near the key terminals. All concrete will need 5 days to cure. To install the safety loops, the contractor would remove a portion of the asphalt. Then, they would lay the loop into the cut-out portion. Lastly, they would cover the area with asphalt. Wires within the key terminals would be replaced. Existing conduit would be used. If the existing conduit is not in good condition, the old conduit would be dug out and new conduit would be installed. Lastly, the gate solar panel would be replaced, and the guard rail would be reinstalled. Construction work is estimated to take less than 2 weeks to complete. All equipment staging will take place southwest of the gate on a graveled area. All work will take place within DWR’s right of way.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Maldonado
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Division
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
The Wheeler Ridge Pumping Plant (WRPP) entry gate is located at 35°02'08.1"N 119°00'38.6"W.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (b)
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of maintenance activities that support the function of the California Aqueduct and water delivery within the State Water Project.


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