MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE EXPANSION OF DISTRICT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM PIPELINES INTO GROUNDWATER SERVICE AREA LANDS PROJE

Summary

SCH Number
2021040213
Lead Agency
Arvin-Edison Water Storage District
Document Title
MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE EXPANSION OF DISTRICT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM PIPELINES INTO GROUNDWATER SERVICE AREA LANDS PROJE
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
The Project area is surrounded by agricultural lands, most of which is currently in production. The vast majority of proposed pipeline alignments will be installed on AEWSD property, private agricultural property parallel to existing public county road right of way or along existing private dirt farm roads between fields/orchards. A small portion of the Project area is within the City of Arvin city limits. This portion of the Project is surrounded by agricultural or vacant lands, with a residential neighborhood to the north.
Document Description
The proposed Project is for the construction of up to 44 miles of pipelines, manholes and turnouts within AEWSD. Assuming a maximum of 50’ width for possible ground disturbance along the proposed pipeline construction, the Area of Potential Effect (APE) is approximately 267-acres. The Project goal is to deliver wet-period surface water to landowners who would otherwise pump groundwater in the portions of the GWSA. The proposed pipelines will be operated when excess surface water is available (approximately every three years) and/or when water transfers are scheduled. The proposed pipelines will be mainly low-head gravity distribution pipelines ranging from 12” to 72” in diameter. The largest pipe sizes would be proportionally short distances near the heads of the branching gravity pipeline networks serving the various private agricultural fields and orchards in the APE. The proposed pipeline sizes and capacities will vary depending upon the number of acres served. Pipeline sizing will follow the conservative value of approximately eight gallons per minute per acre and/or the AEWSD Lateral Demand Sizing Criteria. The proposed pipelines will commence from various existing AEWSD facilities, such as the Forrest Frick Discharge Pipeline, North Canal, South Canal, or other smaller lateral pipelines. A 0.75-mile open canal is also proposed from the existing Tejon Spreading Works.

Contact Information

Name
Jeevan Muhar, Engineer-Manager
Agency Name
Arvin-Edison Water Storage District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Briza Sholars
Agency Name
Provost & Pritchard
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Cities
Arvin
Counties
Kern
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
NA
Zip
93203
Total Acres
44 miles
State Highways
184
Airports
Creekside Water Ski Community
Schools
multiple
Waterways
North Canal and South Canal and East Canal
Township
multip
Range
multip
Section
mult
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
The Project site encompasses a lot of AEWSD's boundary and extends approximately 16 miles north/south and is surrounded by agricultural lands, most of which is currently in production. To the South is David Road, North is Muller Road. East is Camanche Drive. West is Highway 184. The town of Arvin sits in the middle with Lamont to the West.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Water Facilities (Pipelines)(Type NA, MGD 0.001)
Local Actions
Expansion of District Distribution System Pipelines
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Vegetation, Water Supply/Groundwater, Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, 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 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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