Eastside Groundwater Storage Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
James Irrigation District
Document Title
Eastside Groundwater Storage Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural AE-20, Exclusive Agriculture, Minimum Size = 20 acres Agricultural plan
Document Description
James Irrigation District (James ID) proposes to implement a groundwater storage project over approximately 8,950 acres of land, in order to augment existing irrigation water supplies and reduce overdraft within the Kings sub-basin of the San Joaquin groundwater basin. James ID has historically on average provided approximately 30 percent of its irrigation deliveries from nearby groundwater sources. By recharging the area where the majority of James ID wells are located, it is anticipated, that during drought years groundwater will be more readily available when surface water supplies are limited, the groundwater levels will rise in the project area, and additional Kings River water will be beneficially used within the Kings River Service Area.

Contact Information

John Mallyon
Agency Name
James Irrigation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Joaquin
Cross Streets
Lassen Avenue and McMullin Grade
Total Acres
State Highways
Fresno Slough, Dry Creek Spill, Central Wasteway

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Groundwater storage)
Local Actions
Project Construction
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildlife

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