James Groundwater Storage and Recovery Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Buena Vista Water Storage District
Document Title
James Groundwater Storage and Recovery Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
The property has been disturbed and continues to be disturbed, with some areas of the site currently being used for agriculture.

Document Description
The James Groundwater Storage and Recovery Project includes construction and operation of shallow recharge ponds totaling ~1,400 acres, water conveyance facilities, and up to 14 groundwater wells and well pumping plants. Prior to final design of the project, data will be obtained to determine feasible percolation rates for the Project. Operation of the project includes storing water in underground aquifers during times of surplus for later recovery of up to 50,000 acre-feet per year during times of need or to assist with overdraft correction. The project includes water conveyance to and from the project property using available capacity in any of the canals and facilities that may be available to deliver water to the project property. It is estimated that ~1,400 acres of the 2,070-acre project property will be used for direct groundwater recharge as part of the project.

Contact Information
Dan Bartel
Buena Vista Water Storage District
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 756
Buttonwillow, CA 93206

Phone : (661) 324-1101


Cross Streets
McAllister Ranch
State Highways
Hwy 58, I-5
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: McAllister Ranch

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Groundwater Storage and Recovery)
Local Action
Groundwater Storage and Recovery
Project Issues
Biological Resources Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Hydrology/Water Quality Paleontological Resources, insect and vector control
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health (CDPH) California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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