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.
- Paul Hendrix, Tulare Irrigation District, 686-3425; firstname.lastname@example.org
- James Silva, Consolidated Peoples Ditch Co., Inc., 747-1177; email@example.com
- Richard Moss, Provost & Pritchard, 636-1166; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aaron Fukuda, Tulare Irrigation District, 686-3425; email@example.com
- 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.