Tule River Friant Kern Canal Water Bank

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Porterville Irrigation District
Document Title
Tule River Friant Kern Canal Water Bank
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Porterville Irrigation District
Present Land Use
Present Land Use: Groundwater recharge basin, Zoning: AE-20, General Plan: Rural Valley Lands Plan

Document Description
The proposed project will involve construction on approximately 130 acres in an unincorporated area ofTulare County, California, approximately 1 mile west of the City of Porterville. The site is currently operated as a groundwater recharge basin and is designated for agricultural use by the Tulare County General Plan and Tulare County Zoning Code. The proposed project will involve the construction and operation of six water recovery wells, a turnout from the Woods Central Canal, a pump station, 0.5 miles of canal, one mile of pipeline, an overflow monitoring and alarm system, and 125 acres of permanent groundwater recharge basin to replace 90 acres of existing temporary basins. The purpose of the proposed project is to bank water that is periodically available above current needs from the Friant Division of the Central Valley Project (Friant) and from the Tule River, and to make that water available to lawful recipients during times when it is needed. 26 acres of existing permanent recharge basins and one existing irrigation well into project operations. The project does not entail any modifications to the Friant Kern Canal (FKC) and does not include pump-in of recovered water into the FKC.

Contact Information
Sean Geivet
Porterville Irrigation District
22086 Ave 160
Porterville, CA 93257

Phone : (559) 784-0716


36°04'06.2"N 119°05'38.1"W
Cross Streets
Avenue 152 and Cedar Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
240-150-032, 240-190-010, and 240-190-035
State Highways
SR 190
Rockford Elementary School, Burton Middle School, Summer Charter
Tule River, Friant Kern Canal, Woods Central Canal, Rhodes Fine Ditch

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Groundwater Banking Project)
Project Issues
Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control 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, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Water Resources


Environmental Document
ISMND Tule River - Friant Kern Canal Water Bank 8   PDF 14996 K Summary_Form 8   PDF 393 K
NOC   PDF 2849 K
State Comments
2019089059_CDFW_Tule River Friant Kern Canal Water Bank MND   PDF 3595 K 2019089059_DT_Deer Creek- Friant Kern Canal and Tule River- Friant Canal   PDF 161 K

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