Madera County Temporary Emergency Groundwater Recharge Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Madera County
Document Title
Madera County Temporary Emergency Groundwater Recharge Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The objective of the proposed Project is to divert flood flows from the Chowchilla & Eastside Bypass (Bypass) for groundwater recharge using temporary pumping and conveyance systems. Diverting flood flows will also relieve pressure on the existing flood control system (Chowchilla and Eastside flood control facilities). The proposed Project is intended to be a temporary solution for groundwater recharge in the underlying critically overdrafted Chowchilla and Madera Subbasins until the County's and/or private longer-term strategic recharge project can be completed.

Contact Information

Jamie Bax
Agency Name
Madera County
Job Title
Director of Community & Economic Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Along Chowchilla and Eastside Bypasses of the San Joaquin River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed Project involves the temporary deployment of up to 18 points of diversion to divert water for infiltration and storage in the underlying subbasins. For these reasons, the proposed Project meets the conditions for a Class 3 Categorical Exemption because it involves the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures. The proposed Project's effects would not meet any of the exceptions included in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2.
County Clerk


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