McKay Point Reservoir

St. Johns Structure looking southeast

St. Johns Structure looking southeast

Tulare Irrigation District, the Consolidated Peoples Ditch Company and the Visalia & Kaweah Water Company are proposing to develop a reservoir that will create much-needed water storage capacity and and flood control, and allow for more efficient  water management. To create the reservoir, the owners have contracted with CEMEX, a private aggregates and building materials company, to excavate the reservoir and to process the sand and gravel from the property.

CEMEX will sell the material and the owners will receive a royalty – a partnership that makes the project financially feasible.

Watch for details on upcoming public involvement opportunities.

Questions?

Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report

Key Points

  • The region needs additional water storage.
  • Additional storage will reduce flood risk.
  • The Reservoir will allow for more efficient delivery of water for agriculture, when
    farmers need it.
  • The Reservoir will allow for enhanced hydroelectric power
    production – generating additional clean energy when it is most needed.
  • The mining phase to create the Reservoir will make the project financially feasible,
    while delivering building materials now needed as the economy recovers.