JONES CORNER/BURNS/LOS ROBLES WATER BANKS PROJECT

Summary

SCH Number
2021120468
Lead Agency
Porterville Irrigation District
Document Title
JONES CORNER/BURNS/LOS ROBLES WATER BANKS PROJECT
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
The Jones Corner Water Bank site is currently a vacant field, the other two sites (Burns and Los Robles Water Banks) are both existing basins. All of the sites are within farmed agricultural areas.
Document Description
Project will consist of three water banking facilities, two that are already constructed and functioning as recharge facilities (Burns and Los Robles) and one that is being constructed as part of this Project (Jones Corner). All three sites are located near the city of Porterville. The Jones Corner and Burns sites are located 1.75-miles west of the City, on Avenue 152. The Los Robles site is located 1.3-miles northwest of the City on Avenue 168. The Project will not include recovery wells. Jones Corner Site (Planned): Avenue 152 runs along the north boundary of Area of Potential Effect (APE) with the Friant-Kern Canal to the east with agricultural plots on all sides. The APE is approximately 67 acres (water bank and reconstruction of 4,000 linear-feet of Rhodes-Fine Ditch). Burns Site (Existing): Avenue 152 runs along the south boundary of APE with the Friant-Kern Canal to the east with agricultural plots on all sides. The APE is 8.8 acres. Los Robles Site (Existing): The north, south, east and west of the APE borders along agricultural farmland plots. Avenue 168 runs along a portion of the APE to the east. Road 208 is approximately 0.90-miles west of APE. Highway 65 is approximately two miles east. The APE is 9.7 acres.

Contact Information

Name
Nick Keller
Agency Name
Porterville Irrigation District
Job Title
Acting General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Amy Wilson
Agency Name
Provost & Pritchard Consulting
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Cities
Porterville, unincorporated Tulare Ciounty
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Avenue 152 and Friant Kern Canal
Zip
93257
Total Acres
85.5
Parcel #
243-360-004, 243-370-004
State Highways
NA
Waterways
Friant Kern Canal
Township
T21S
Range
26/27E
Section
25,36
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
Jones Corner Site 36° 03’ 49.94” N 119° 06’ 43.09” W Burns Site 36° 04’ 00.55” N 119° 06’ 47.04” W Los Robles Site 36° 06’ 10.19” N 119° 05’ 23.02” W Jones Corner Site Valley Agricultural – Rural Valley Lands Plan Burns Site Valley Agricultural – Rural Valley Lands Plan Los Robles Site Valley Agricultural – Rural Valley Lands Plan Jones Corner Site AE-20 (Exclusive Agricultural, 20-acre minimum parcel size) Burns Site AE-20 (Exclusive Agricultural, 20-acre minimum parcel size) Los Robles Site AE-40 (Exclusive Agricultural, 40-acre minimum parcel size)
Other Information
The proposed Project is located in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California, in Tulare County. The proposed Project will consist of three water banking facilities, two that are already constructed (Burns and Los Robles) and one that is being constructed as part of this Project (Jones Corner). All three sites are located near the city of Porterville. The Jones Corner and Burns sites are located 1.75-miles west of the City and the Los Robles site is located 1.3-miles northwest of the City . Jones Corner Site: Avenue 152 runs along the north boundary of Area of Potential Effect (APE) with the Friant-Kern Canal to the east with agricultural plots on all sides. The APE is approximately 67 acres (water bank and reconstruction of 4,000 linear-feet of Rhodes-Fine Ditch). Burns Site: Avenue 152 runs along the south boundary of APE with the Friant-Kern Canal to the east with agricultural plots on all sides. The APE is 8.8 acres. Los Robles Site: The north, south, east and west of the APE borders along agricultural farmland plots. Avenue 168 runs along a portion of the APE to the east. Road 208 is approximately 0.90-miles west of APE. Highway 65 is approximately two miles east. The APE is 9.7 acres. Additional APN's - 243-360-004, 243-370-004, 236-290-008, 236-150-013, 236-150-015

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, 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 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 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Water Recharge/Bankin)
Local Actions
Water Banking Facilities Project
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils

Attachments

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

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