McKay Point Reservoir Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Tulare Irrigation District
Document Title
McKay Point Reservoir Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Historically, the Project site has been used for cattle grazing under lease arrangements. The CEMEX Lemon Cove aggregate facility is immediately to the north, and their Stillwell Aggregate Mine is approximately one (1.0) mile to the northeast of the Project site. The Kaweah River Rock and later the Santa Fe aggregate mining and processing facilities were located immediately to the west on the Seaborn site, and the Kaweah South Project lies approximately one (1.0) mile to the southwest of the Project site. These figures illustrate how adjacent lands to the north, northeast, southwest, and west are currently being used for aggregate mining operations, and the areas south and east of the Project site are primarily used for agricultural uses and, to a limited extent, for scattered rural residential purposes.
Document Description
The Project is the construction and operation of a surface water storage reservoir. The reservoir would allow for better management of surface water by providing 4,600 acre-feet of water storage capacity to support water demands during dry seasons, additional flood control and storm water management during the wet season. The Project would consist of the following phases: excavation of the site for the reservoir; construction of the reservoir; and, operation of the reservoir. The Owners intend to enter into a lease agreement with West Coast Sand and Gravel (WCSG) to excavate the site to allow for the construction of the reservoir. After the excavation and construction of the reservoir, the McKay Point Reservoir would be used as a surface water storage/re-regulation reservoir. The reservoir would also be used to optimize groundwater recharge within the Owners service areas.

Contact Information

Graham Stephens
Agency Name
Sespe Consulting, Inc.
Job Title
CEQA Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Aaron Fukuda
Agency Name
Tulare Irrigation District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
State Highways 216, State Highways 198
Total Acres
Parcel #
113-070-016-000, 113-080-005-000, 113-080-008-000, 113-090-001-000, 113-100-002-000
State Highways
State Highway 216, State Highway
3, 4

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 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, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Water Facilities (Water Reservoir)(Type Water Reservoir, MGD 1500)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Reclamation Plan
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Noise
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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