Aquaterra Water Bank Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency
Document Title
Aquaterra Water Bank Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency (MAGSA) is proposing to develop infrastructure to receive water from, and convey water to, the James Bypass and the Mendota Pool. Received waters will be conveyed to recharge basins during wet periods and returned to the Mendota Pool during dry periods as part of operations of the Project. The Project will be located in Fresno County and the Kings Subbasin, all within the +/- 120,000 acre MAGSA management area. Farmers will voluntarily participate in this program and agricultural fields will also continue to remain active as the banking program is compatible with farming practices (e.g., planting, fallowing, harvesting). -Conveyance Infrastructure and Temporary Construction Easements: 63.5 linear miles by 200 feet horizontal width (approximately 1,804 acres total) and includes the main canals levees, lateral levees, pump stations along the main canals with pumps, recovery wells, staging areas, and road crossings. - 3,294 acres of farmland would be used for recharge basins. - Construction will take approximately 3.5 years.

Contact Information

Matt Hurley
Agency Name
McMullin Area GSA
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

David Munro
Agency Name
Tetra Tech
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Clovis, Fresno, Kerman, Mendota, San Joaquin
Countywide, Northern California, Southern California
Cross Streets
SR 145 @ American
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 145
Raisin City Elementary
San Joaquin River, Mendota Pool, James Bypass

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), 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 Drinking Water, District 12, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 23, 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), California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Conveyance canals and pump stations)(Type Groundwater Bank, MGD 0.449)
Local Actions
Groundwater Bank Project
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, 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, 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 Agency(ies)]

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