Statewide Monitoring Network Modernization Project: Crabtree and Wolverton Stations

Summary

SCH Number
2024060587
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Statewide Monitoring Network Modernization Project: Crabtree and Wolverton Stations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/13/2024
Document Description
Both Wolverton and Crabtree hydrometeorological stations are equipped with aging technology and require sensor upgrades to meet the demands of forecasting in a shifting climate. The proposed project would add important sensors at both stations and replace the existing tower and add a precipitation gage at the Wolverton station to provide accurate snow pack and climatic data necessary to forecast snowmelt. The proposed folding tilt pole would also address potential safety concerns with ongoing maintenance associated with the Wolverton station.

Contact Information

Name
Brian Humphrey
Agency Name
California Dept. of Water Resources
Job Title
Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Woodlake
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Southern California
Parcel #
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
State Highways
n/a
Railways
n/a
Airports
n/a
Schools
n/a
Waterways
Kern River; Marble Fork Kaweah River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301. Exist. Facilities; 15302. Replacement or Reconstruction; 15304. Minor Alt. to Land; 15306. Information Collection
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed activities would replace and upgrade existing outdated data collection equipment at two existing hydrometeorological stations (Sect. 15301. Existing Facilities, 15302. Replacement or Reconstruction, 15306. Information Collection). Minor temporary excavations would be necessary for the placement of the folding tile pole, precipitation gage, installation of soil probes, and trenching for conduit (15304. Minor Alterations of Land). The project is not anticipated to result in any significant impacts to the environment, including scenic resources, recreation, cultural resources, hazardous waste sites, sensitive habitats, or special-status plant or wildlife species.

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