Tulare Lake Storage and Floodwater Protection Project

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Lead Agency
Semitropic Water Storage District
Document Title
Tulare Lake Storage and Floodwater Protection Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation

Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead The proposed project would involve the construction and operation of surface storage and conveyance facilities in the Tulare Lake Bed to capture and improve the management of floodwaters from streams tributary to Tulare Lake, which principally include the Kings, Kaweah, and Tule Rivers, and other waters that may become available for storage and management such as State Water project flows. The project would be constructed on approximately 19,700 acres within or immediately adjacent to the dry lakebed. Water storage would be created by the construction of leveed impoundments on up to approximately 12,000 gross acres within the dry lakebed. The reservoir would be formed by constructing levees of approximately six feet, to up to eight feet, in height with a total storage capacity between approximately 15,000 and 30,000 acre-feet respectively. Available floodwaters would be conveyed to project facilities through new and existing channels, canals and pipeline facilities, including Empire Weir No. 2, Blakeley Canal, and the Kings River South Fork Canal. Improvements of existing conveyance facilities may also be necessary, and may include the construction of pump stations. Project water would be conveyed, either directly or from storage, into the California Aqueduct via a new conveyance facility for delivery to the Semitropic Water Storage located in Kern County.

Contact Information
Isela Medina
Semitropic Water Storage District
PO Box 8043 1101 Central Ave
Wasco, CA 93280-0877

Phone : (661) 758-5113



Notice of Completion

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Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Biological Resources Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Land Use Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Central Valley Flood Protection Board California Native American Heritage Commission Department of Water Resources California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4

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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