Desalination Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Panoche Water District
Document Title
Desalination Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agriculture/Exclusive Ag, 20-Acre Minimum/Agriculture
Document Description
The proposed Project would provide the Panoche Drainage District with access to treated agricultural subsurface drainage by means of a proprietary concentrated solar still (CSS) process, designed, constructed and operated by WaterFX. This process will produce fresh water from sources of treatable or salt-impaired water using solar energy. Upon completion, the first phase of the Project will have the capability to produce approximately 2 million gallons of fresh water, per day (approximately 2,200 acre-feet annually). The second phase of the Project will involve expanding the plant to up to 100-acres, with the ability to treat up to 4.8 million gallons of agricultural drainage water daily, producing approximately 4.5 million gallons of fresh water per day (up to 5,000 acre-feet annually).

Contact Information

Chris Linneman
Agency Name
Panoche Drainage District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Russsell Avenue and Delta-Mendota Canal
Total Acres
Parcel #
Delta Mendota Canal
Other Location Info
South Dos Palos

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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
State Reviewing Agency Comments
State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Desalination Pla)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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