McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture Expansion Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency
Document Title
McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture Expansion Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture Expansion Project is located in Fresno County and the Kings Subbasin, northeast of Helm, south of Kerman, and southwest of Fresno. It is intended to build upon existing infrastructure to divert available flood water and stormwater flows from the Kings River that are intended to be released downstream of the James Weir. Diverted waters will be used for direct groundwater recharge, or for distribution to participating farmlands for in lieu recharge or direct groundwater recharge, an approach termed On-Farm Recharge (OFR). Diversion occurs on the southern end of the James Bypass (or Fresno Slough), just upstream of the James Weir. The McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture Expansion Project will increase the current diversion rate from 150 cfs to 450 cfs to an area of approximately 40,400 acres in order to efficiently recharge critically overdrafted groundwater aquifers in the area. This expansion will also address issues related to flood and storm flow events from the Kings River. Flood events in this area have been detrimental to downstream farmlands and communities along the San Joaquin and Kings Rivers and have caused damage in historic storm events.

Contact Information

Matt Hurley
Agency Name
McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Manning Ave @ S. Henderson
Total Acres
State Highways
Raisin City Elementary

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Conveyance features and flood flow diversion)(Type Canals and pumps, MGD 2.9)
Local Actions
Flood flow diversion on existing ag. fields
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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

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