Casino Basin Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Porterville
Document Title
Casino Basin Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning - Agricultural/Conservation (AC)/General Plan Designation - Rural/Agricultural/Conservation
Document Description
The proposed project would include construction and operation of a new stormwater recharge basin to support the Eagle Mountain Casino. The basin would have a depth of roughly 13 feet from original grade to the base (toe) of the slope, and the high water line is designed to be 5 feet above the basin floor. Once constructed, the basin would have capacity of approximately 200.22 acre-feet. The basin would be surrounded by a 6-inch chain-link fence. In addition, the proposed project would include cast-in-place storm drain outlets, storm drain manholes, and an underground 72-inch storm drain pipe underneath to Road 216, Avenue 130, and West Street. Installation of the storm drain pipe would require repaving and restriping of the centerline on Road 216 and West Street. The proposed project would also relocate an existing recirculation pond from its existing location west of the project site to north of the project site. The project site is currently owned by the City, and would continue to be owned by the City with implementation of the project. Once operational, the proposed project would bring in stormwater runoff from the airport area and casino development area. The proposed project would be utilized to recharge any available surface waters that the City is able to acquire. City staff would visit the project site on a weekly basis to ensure site security and would conduct monthly maintenance to maintain weed abatement and cleaning of the infrastructure.

Contact Information

Jason Ridenour
Agency Name
City of Porterville
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Cara Carlucci
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Northern California
Cross Streets
Road 216 and Avenue 128
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Porterville Municipal Airport
Friant Kern Canal

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 Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), 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, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 24, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Development Types
Other (50-acre stormwater recharge basin)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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