Traver Groundwater Recharge and Banking Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Alta Irrigation District
Document Title
Traver Groundwater Recharge and Banking Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agriculture - AE, AG

Document Description
The project is a groundwater recharge and banking that includes extraction wells. At the Traver Pond site the basin will be excavated and levees constructed to form the recharge basin. A canal outlet structure, pond structures, inlet piping, well, pump, electrical, SCADA and monitoring wells will be constructed. A new well and pump along with the existing irrigation well and pump at the site will be used to pump water into the Traver Canal. The flows in and out of the basin will be monitored and pumping will be limited to maintain 15% of the recharge water in the groundwater. Various sources of water will be used for recharge including excess surface supplies, flood waters on the Kings River and from the local streams on the east side of the District along with operational spills. The water banking will allow the development of a firm water supply for a future water treatment plant to serve domestic users along the eastern area of the District, which are impacted by contamination of the existing groundwater. The proposed future water treatment plant is not a part of this project. In addition the banked water can provide a dry year supply for downstream agricultural users. By discharging peak storm flows into the Traver Pond, the downstream unincorporated community of Traver will receive an additional level flood protection. In addition at the District's existing London Pond a habitat will be developed that is typical of the central valley.

Contact Information
Chris Kapheim
Alta Irrigation District
Lead/Public Agency
289 North L Street P.O. Box 715
Dinuba, CA 93618

Phone : (559) 591-0800


Cross Streets
Avenue 376 and Road 44; Avenue 384 and Road 56
Parcel #
043-130-021 and 043-020-010
Other Information
Total Acres: Recharge Basin 31+ Acres, Habitat 10+ Acres

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Recharge Basin, Extraction Facilities and Environmental Habitat)
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance

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