Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Friant Water Authority
Document Title
Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Public Facility, Agricultural, Rural Residential

Document Description
The Project consists of components that would both enlarge and realign the existing canal within an approximate 33-mile reach of the Friant Kern Canal (FKC) (milepost [MP] 88.2 to 121.5). Enlargements to about 10 miles of the existing canal would occur at the northernmost and southernmost portions of the project area by raising and widening the banks. Enlarging the canal would be accomplished by removing the uppermost extent of the existing concrete lining and, at the level of the demolished lining, excavating a horizontal bench (approximately 14 feet wide on each embankment or a total of 28 feet wide) into the existing grade and constructing new (i.e., wider) upper embankments, which would receive new concrete linings. Note: see NOP for full details.

Contact Information
Douglas Deflitch
Friant Water Authority
Lead/Public Agency
854 N. Harvard Ave.
Lindsay, CA 93277

Phone : (559) 562-6305

Friant Water Authority
Project Applicant


36°9'59"N 119°3'30"W
Lindsay Porterville
Cross Streets
5th Ave., Frazier Hwy (190), Hwy 65, Hwy 155, Woollomes Ave.
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
190, 65, 155
Eckert, Porterville
Strathmore, Burton, Buckley
Tule River, Porter Slough, Deer Creek, White River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Type Canal)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Solid Waste Transportation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Department of Toxic Substances Control California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
2019120007 Memo   PDF 3455 K Firant_Kern_EAIS_2019   PDF 1113 K Friant_Kern_NOP_2019   PDF 3305 K NOP Acknowledgement Letter_   PDF 74 K
Friant_Kern_NOC_2019   PDF 780 K
State Comments
2019120007_Caltrans_TUL-65-23   PDF 670 K 2019120007_CDFW_NOP Friant Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project   PDF 3736 K 2019120007_DTSC_Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Cap   PDF 1642 K 2019120007_NAHC_NOP Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project 12-4-2019   PDF 167 K

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