Present Land Use: Groundwater recharge basin, Zoning: AE-20, General Plan: Rural Valley Lands Plan
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.
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