Work has begun on a joint grant project of the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District and the Fresno Irrigation District. The ‘Fresno Stormwater Capture, Retention and Reuse Project’ is a $12 million project that will improve stormwater capture and retention, and improve flood protection. Seventy percent of project funding is provided by the Proposition 1 Storm Water Grant Program, administered by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Ground was broken on the first phase of project on July 7, 2020, and is expected to run through mid-September, 2020. More than a half-mile of 72″ storm drain pipeline is being poured in McCall Avenue to connect Fresno Irrigation District’s Gould Canal to the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District’s Fancher Creek Detention Basin at McCall and McKinley Avenues. More project information here.

To learn more about the Prop 1 Storm Water Grant Program, visit https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/swgp/prop1/.