Water Exchange Agreement Between Madera Irrigation District and Fresno Irrigation District


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Madera Irrigation District
Document Title
Water Exchange Agreement Between Madera Irrigation District and Fresno Irrigation District
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Federal Land, Resources Conservation / Agricultural
Document Description
The proposed Water Exchange Agreement Between Madera Irrigation District & Fresno Irrigation District would effectuate a voluntary program under which MID would transfer excess surface water supplies to FID when available, in exchange for the return of a percentage of those supplies upon request by MID. Specifically, MID at its discretion may make any quality of water available to transfer to FID from any source available at Friant Dam. FID at its discretion may accept such water. MID will receive credits for any water transferred to FID, in an amount equaling 40% of the water delivered by MID to FID. The initial total number shall not exceed 10,000 acre-feet. MID may accrue up to a total of 25,000 acre-feet of credits. MID at any time may seek the return of any water for which it has credits in an amount not to exceed 2,500 to 3,500 acre-feet/year, depending on hydrology. FID may, but is not required to, provide return water to MID if MID has less than 1,000 acre-feet of credits.

Contact Information

Thomas A. Greci
Agency Name
Madera Irrigation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fresno, Madera
Fresno, Madera

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Agreement allowing exchange and return of water)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wildfire

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