NOD Upper Swanston Ranch Inc Irrigation and Fish Passage Project


Notice is hereby given that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has filed a Final Initial Study, Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) and Notice of Determination with the State Clearinghouse for the Upper Swanston Ranch Inc. Irrigation and Fish Passage Improvement Project.

The proposed project consists of modifying an existing irrigation channel adjacent to Tule Canal to avoid fish entrainment, installing a new fish-friendly water intake structure with fish protective screens within Tule Canal, and installing a new pump site west of Tule Canal that would pull water from the proposed water intake screens through buried irrigation pipes beneath an agricultural pasture to an improved holding reservoir to the west. The draft IS/MND was circulated for a 30-day public review period beginning on September 29, 2023, and concluding on October 30, 2023. A link to the NOD filing on CEQAnet is below.

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