Widren Water District Groundwater Quality, Supply, and Drainage Enhancement Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Widren Water District
Document Title
Widren Water District Groundwater Quality, Supply, and Drainage Enhancement Program
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
Annually extract and treat through reverse osmosis up to 2,500 acre-feet of poor-quality groundwater for introduction into an existing water distribution system operated by Firebaugh Canal Water District or the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC). Treated groundwater introduced into Firebaugh’s water distribution system it will be used within Firebaugh’s service area, and 2,000 acre-feet of Central Valley Project (CVP) water will be made available by Firebaugh for transfer to Westlands Water District (WWD) for use by individuals or entities that own land in both Widren and WWD. Treated groundwater introduced into the DMC will be exchanged with the Bureau of Reclamation to meet existing CVP demands and a like amount of CVP water will be made available to WWD for use by individuals or entities that own land in both Widren and WWD. Use of transferred/exchange water will reduce groundwater pumping from the Westside Groundwater Subbasin. Effluent produced by the reverse osmosis process will be blended with groundwater and delivered to landowners within Widren, who operate under the State Water Resources Control Board’s Waste Discharge Requirements General Order (Order R5-2015-0095) for growers in the Grassland Drainage Area. for irrigation of salt tolerant crops.

Contact Information

Damian A Aragona
Agency Name
Widren Water District
Job Title
Project Administrator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Area
Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Fairfax Avenue and Nees Avenue, Fresno County
State Highways
Delta-Mendota 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 Water Resources (DWR), 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 Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Water Facilities (Groundwater Quality Treatment)(Type Reverse Osmosis , MGD 1)
Local Actions
Water Resource Management
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, 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, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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