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McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture Expansion Project

The McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency (MAGSA) has been awarded a $10 million grant by the State Water Resources Control Board through the Prop 1 Stormwater Grant Program to expand the existing McMullin On-Farm Recharge Project located near Helm in Fresno County. The Project is identified in MAGSA’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan and is a key element in a vision developed by MAGSA to achieve groundwater sustainability under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act through innovative approaches in groundwater banking and crediting.

The infrastructure development resulting from this project will:

Further develop On-Farm Recharge with landowners

Increasing groundwater recharge capacity

More than double the diversion rate of Kings River flood waters

Reducing flood risk during wet years

More than double the total acreage enlisted for groundwater recharge

A key strategy for achieving sustainability

Read more about the McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture Expansion project

MAGSA awarded $10 million grant to expand innovative On-Farm Recharge project

February 17, 2021

Public Scoping Meeting

For zoom details for the public scoping meeting click here.

The McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture Expansion project will be described in more detail at a public scoping meeting on June 30 at 6 pm on Zoom. Members of the public may provide comments on the proposed project. MAGSA, through its contractor Tetra Tech, are preparing the required environmental analysis and documentation.

There will be several opportunities for the public to be involved in the environmental review and construction of these projects. A draft California Environmental Quality Assessment (CEQA) document is expected to be available for public review and comment during the Fall of 2021. A draft National Environmental Policy Assessment (NEPA) document is expected to be available for public review and comment during the Winter of 2021-22.

The McMullin Expansion Project represent a large-scale project for improved and more integrated groundwater and surface waters.

How to Provide Comments

During the 30-day public scoping period, which begins June 30 and ends July 30, there will be several ways the public can provide comments. Email comments to, hand deliver or mail to MAGSA’s office at 275 S. Madera Avenue, Suite 301, Kerman, CA 93630. Comments will also be accepted at the June 30 webinar.

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