Agricultural Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Agricultural Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Westlands Water District
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Agricultural Aquifer Storage and Recovery (Ag-ASR) Program will be implemented within WWD's service area which includes 1,000 square miles of prime farmland on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley within Fresno County and Kings County. With the Ag-ASR Program, surface water from existing sources will be recharged into groundwater aquifers through groundwater wells during times when surplus or supplemental surface water is available, and later extracted by landowners for irrigation when it is needed. The Ag-ASR Program includes the incremental additions of about 20 well conversions per year for recharge with a conservatively high target of 400 operational Ag-ASR wells over the next 15 to 20 years. Most infrastructure is already in place.

Contact Information
Russ Freeman
Westlands Water District
3130 W. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93703

Phone : (559) 241-6277


Fresno Huron Mendota
Fresno Kings
State Highways
San Luis Canal
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Three Rocks, Cantua Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Aquifer Storage and Recovery)
Project Issues
Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Toxic/Hazardous Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 6 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights


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