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The Tulare Irrigation District is a political subdivision of the State of California – an independent agency operating under the California Water Code. Our purpose is to obtain and deliver a surface water supply for the irrigation of farms in the District and for the recharge of the groundwater basin underlying the District. The District delivers surface water to approximately 230 farms. The exterior boundary encompasses an area of 77,000 acres (Including the City of Tulare which is not part of the District). District acreage is approximately 70,000 acres.

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McKay Point Reservoir

The Tulare Irrigation District, the Consolidated Peoples Ditch Company and the Visalia & Kaweah Water Company are joint owners (Owners) of the McKay Point property adjacent to the Kaweah and St. Johns Rivers in Tulare County, California.  The Owners propose to develop approximately 200 acres of the total McKay Point property on the north side of the divergence of the Kaweah and St. Johns Rivers into a surface water storage and regulation reservoir.  The Project is referred to as the McKay Point Reservoir.  

The Tulare Irrigation District as Lead Agency (per the California Environmental Quality act [CEQA]) has required that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) be prepared for the McKay Point Reservoir Project.  The District is currently soliciting comments and concerns as outlined in the following Notice of Preparation (Click the link below):

Notice of Preparation

Due to the limits mandated by State law, comments must be received at the District office no later than 5:00 PM on February 27, 2014.  In addition, comments can be submitted at one of the scoping meetings that will be held on the following dates at the following locations:

       Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM
       Woodlake Council Chambers
       350 N. Valencia Boulevard
       Woodlake, California 93286

       Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM
       Visalia Convention Center
       350 E. Acequia
       Visalia, California 93291

       Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:30 PM
       Tulare Irrigation District
       6826 Avenue 240
       Tulare, California 93274

For more information please visit www.mckaypoint.com