Sun Pacific Farming Recharge Facility Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020090219
Lead Agency
Porterville Irrigation District
Document Title
Sun Pacific Farming Recharge Facility Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Project Applicant
Sun Pacific Farming
Present Land Use
Agriculture-RVLP

Document Description
The proposed Project entails two sites with the following details at each site: Falconer East Banking Site: The Project includes construction of approximately 78-acres of enhanced levees at the existing temporary recharge basins and construction of associated facilities on the former Falconer property, east of the FKC. The Falconer APE currently includes temporary recharge basins, three existing irrigation wells, and a temporary turnout from the FKC (Contract ####) consisting of seven diesel suction pumps and appurtenant water pipelines. The Project specifically includes construction of: • 78 acres of recharge basins to replace the existing temporary basins; • 3,600 linear feet of 15” pipelines, controls, and a check structure; and • An overflow monitoring and alarm system to prevent overfilling of the recharge basins. Water Sources include surplus water from the Tule River and Friant CVP supplies such as Uncontrolled Season or District contract water that is deemed available for recharge or banking. Water can be routed to the Project site through the Tule River, the temporary pumps, and from the Rhodes Fine Ditch just south of the Project site. Recovery water sources include existing wells on the property and those within the acceptable range, likely downgradient from the site, determined by the banking agreement set by the District. The recovered water would be utilized on or near the property from which it is pumped. No recovered water is planned to be pumped into the FKC. All Project pumps would be operated using electrical motors drawing from existing farm power service lines. APN’s 240-190-011 & 240-070-017 Los Robles Water Bank: The Project area includes approximately 47 acres of existing recharge basins in the Los Robles property, along the Porter Slough Ditch, west of Los Robles Ave. The Project would use existing wells in the area to recover banked water back into local conveyances. The Project includes construction of a turnout from the Porter Slough Ditch and new pipelines. The Los Robles property includes two existing turnouts from Ditch #2 to the existing irrigation system and four existing irrigation wells. The Project specifically includes construction of: • A pump station and/or gravity turnout from the Porter Slough Ditch; • Pipeline from the existing Ditch #2 turnout to the recharge basins; • Pipelines, controls, and a check structure to enable delivery of recovered water back into the Porter Slough Ditch and Ditch #2 (total of 2,200 linear feet of 15” diameter pipe); and • An overflow monitoring and alarm system to prevent overfilling of the recharge basins. Water sources include surplus water from the Tule River and Friant CVP supplies such as Uncontrolled Season or District contract water that is deemed available for recharge or banking. Water will be delivered to the Project from the Porter Slough Ditch and Ditch #2. Recovery water sources include existing wells on the property and those within the acceptable range, likely downgradient from the site, determined by the banking agreement set by the District. Recovery water can also be pumped back into the Porter Slough Ditch and Ditch #2, depending on coordination and timing with the District. All Project pumps would be operated using electrical motors drawing from existing farm power service lines. The Los Robles property is located along the Porter Slough Ditch west of Los Robles Ave. APN’s 243-360-004 & 243-370-004.

Contact Information
Briza Sholars
Provost & Pritchard
286 W. Cromwell
Fresno, CA 93711

Phone : (559) 449-2700
Fax : (559) 449-2715
bsholars@ppeng.com

Location

Coordinates
36°4'8"N 119°5'16.4"W
Cities
Porterville
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
36.10298 -119.09255
Zip
93257
Total Acres
78 acr, 47-acr
Parcel #
240-190-011 & 240-070-017, 243-360-004 & 243-370-004
State Highways
Hwy 65
Railways
none
Airports
Porterville Municipal
Schools
Rockford Elementary, Burton Elementary, Burton Middle School,
Waterways
FKC, Tule River, Porter Slough
Township
T 21S
Range
R27E
Section
29,30
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
Falconer: Avenue 152 runs along the south boundary of APE with the Friant-Kern Canal on the west and the Tule River on the east with agricultural plots on all sides. The City of Porterville is 0.41 miles to the east of APE. Los Robles: The north, west, and south sides of the APE borders along agricultural farmland plots and a dairy on the east. Avenue 168 runs along a portion of the APE to the east. Road 208 is 0.60 miles west of APE. Highway 65 is 2.5 miles east. The City of Porterville is 1.3 miles SE of APE.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Recharge Basins)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services 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 Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy 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 State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 Central Valley Flood Protection Board

Attachments

Environmental Document
NOI Sun Pacific Recharge Facility Project   PDF 148 K Sun Pacific Facility Draft ISMND 9   PDF 14488 K Sun Pacific Recharge Facility Project Summary_Form SCH   PDF 507 K
NOC
NOC Sun Pacific Recharge Facility Project Executed   PDF 1841 K
State Comments
2020090219_CDFW Comment   PDF 297 K 2020090219_CVFPB Comment   PDF 296 K

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