Modified Pixley Groundwater Banking Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
South Valley Water Bank Authoriy (SVWBA)
Document Title
Modified Pixley Groundwater Banking Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Ag, FKC, Deer Creek and ag wells and support facilities/"Exclusive Ag, AE-20 min"/"Agriculture"
Document Description
The Authority proposes to construct and operate the Pixley Groundwater Banking Project within the Pixley Irrigation District as a water management facility that will also conserve water, conserve energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Action/Project would be in compliance with the San Joaquin River Restoration Program Settlement Agreement and Program Management Plan for the Friant Division of the Central Valley Project. The Action/Project will include the construction and operation of a recharge basin and various pipelines, pumps, wells, a regulating basin, and control structures to facilitate the transport of surface water delivered from new turnouts at the Friant Kern Canal and Deer Creek to the recharge basin to replenish groundwater or to directly serve land owners within a defined "in-lieu service area" of approximately 3,539 acres. The facilities to be built will also allow groundwater to be pumped and delivered back to the Friant Kern Canal, as needed, and in accordance with water supplies and demand. The Action/Project is subject to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as CEQA as it is partially funded by a grant from the US Bureau of Reclamation and as such is subject to NEPA as well as CEQA.

Contact Information

Dale Brogan
Agency Name
South Valley Water Bank Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Avenue 80 Friant Kern Canal to Ave 80 and Road 152
Total Acres
Parcel #
318-250-001,-002,-003; various
State Highways
Deer Creek
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Water Facilities (pumps/wells, pipe lines and turnouts)(Type Recharge Basins,)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, 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, GHG

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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