Turnout on the Friant-Kern Canal at Big Dry Creek Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fresno Irrigation District
Document Title
Turnout on the Friant-Kern Canal at Big Dry Creek Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The District and Fresno County are proposing to construct a new canal turnout that would divert and deliver water from the Friant Kern Canal into Big Dry Creek (BDC), which would provide direct recharge along the BDC channel north and east of the City of Clovis as well as other water deliveries downstream for recharge and other beneficial uses. The City of Clovis, and the unincorporated and mostly rural residential areas of the County of Fresno, would also benefit from the Project. The proposed turnout to BDC would be located in an area without surface water supplies and would directly benefit an area with declining groundwater levels and limited suitable areas for recharge.

Contact Information

Laurence Kimura
Agency Name
Fresno Irrigation District
Job Title
Chief Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Total Acres
Parcel #
150-061-20T, 150-061-18; 150-061-46 and 150-061-47
Other Location Info
The proposed Project is located east of the City of Clovis in Fresno County, California, approximately 150 miles southeast of Sacramento and 105 miles northwest of Bakersfield. The Project site is located at mile post (MP) 14.6 on the west bank of the Friant-Kern Canal (FKC) near State Route 168E. The Project site is located within United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) right-of-way (ROW), which is known as Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 150-061-20T. The rest of the Project site is located on APNs 150-061-18; 150-061-46 and 150-061-47. The centroid of the Project site is 36° 52’ 12.30” N, 119° 35’ 46.22” W. The Project site or Area of Potential Effect (APE) is identified as approximately 15 acres for biological and cultural surveys.

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 Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), 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, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Canal Turnout)
Local Actions
Canal Turnout
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Tribal Cultural Resources


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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