Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District Leonard Avenue Conveyance Improvement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District
Document Title
Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District Leonard Avenue Conveyance Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District
Present Land Use
A (Exclusive Agriculture)

Document Description
SWID proposes to install a new water conveyance pipe in the Kern County road right of-way (ROW) on the north side of Merced Avenue and the west side of Leonard Avenue. The new Leonard Avenue pipeline will begin at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Merced Avenue, where it will connect to an existing SWID lateral. The pipeline will also connect to four existing SWID turnouts: one near the corner of Merced Avenue and Magnolia Avenue and three near the corner of Merced Avenue and Western Avenue. Additionally, a one-half mile section of existing, obsolete concrete pipe along the south side of Merced Avenue, between Magnolia Avenue and Western Avenue, will be capped and abandoned in place.

Contact Information
Dana Munn
Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District
6294 Central Valley Highway
Wasco, CA 93280

Phone : (661) 758-5153


35°31'43.89"N 119°23'5.83"W
Cross Streets
Leonard Avenue and Merced Avenue
Burke Elementary

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Pipeline replacement/new pipeline)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Department of Transportation, District 6


Environmental Document
SWID Leonard Notice of Intent_20200124   DOCX 30 K SWID Leonard_CEQA_Initial Study with appendices_20200106   PDF 17744 K SWID-Leonard-Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 580 K
NOC   PDF 2412 K
State Comments
2020019076_Caltrans_Comment   PDF 205 K

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