Friant-Kern Canal Pump-Back Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Friant Water Authority
Document Title
Friant-Kern Canal Pump-Back Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Agricultural lands
Document Description
The Friant-Kern Canal Pump-Back Project is analyzing increasing the operational flexibility and long-term reliability of water supplies conveyed through Friant-Kern Canal by expanding potential capacity at three pump-back facilities along the Friant-Kern Canal. The pump-back facilities are located in Kern and Tulare counties, project effects from changes in operations could also occur in Fresno, Merced,and Madera counties.

Contact Information

Ian Buck-Macleod
Agency Name
Friant Water Authority
Job Title
Water Resources Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fresno, Kern, Madera, Merced, Tulare

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), 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, 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Construct pump-back facilities along Friant-Kern Canal)(Type Canal, MGD 269)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Recreation, Transportation


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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