Famoso Basin Pipeline Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Cawelo Water District
Document Title
Famoso Basin Pipeline Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
A, A-1, CH
Document Description
Cawelo Water District proposes to install a pipeline to help eliminate water lost from seepage from unlined canals. Construction activities associated with the proposed project involve the installation of a 1.8-mile long, 36-in diameter, bi-directional, intertie pipeline to replace the use of 2.4 miles of unlined canals. The bi-directional pipeline would connect to the Friant-Kern Canal approx a half mile south of SR 46, and run 1.8 miles in an easterly direction within an existing dirt road until it reaches the Lerdo Canal. The turnout at the Friant-Kern would be installed when the canal is down for maintenance or using a cofferdam. The turnout pipe size would be a 54-in diameter pipe within the concrete embankment. Adjacent to the FKC ROW, CWD would construct an electric pumping plant that would pump water at 45 cubic feet per second.

Contact Information

David Ansolabehere
Agency Name
Cawelo Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
HWY 99, 46
Parcel #
State Highways
99, 46
Poso Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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 Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 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 Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type conveyance pipe)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Vegetation

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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