Public comment invited on Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for District Services Plan

Ahead of the scheduled November 8, 2017 public hearing, the District announces availability of the Draft SEIR for the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District Services Plan.  The District, as the lead agency, has prepared a draft SEIR, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the proposed 2016 District Services Plan Update.

The approximately 255,000-acre District services area is located in the north-central portion of Fresno County, California, between the San Joaquin and Kings rivers watersheds, and includes most of the Fresno-Clovis metropolitan area, the adjacent foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and unincorporated lands in between.

The 2016 District Services Plan documents the District’s goals, program objectives, current programs, and implementation strategies.  The Services Plan provides a comprehensive program description for flood control, rural streams, local storm water drainage, storm water quality management, water conservation, recreation, and wildlife management. The SEIR will analyze the potential environmental impacts of these programs.  The SEIR’s impact analysis will focus on any significant adverse effects of the project, including direct and indirect, and short term and long term impacts.

The Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report may be reviewed at the District office, 5469 East Olive Avenue, Fresno CA 93727 (Phone 559-456-3292) or by clicking the links below. The District invites comments from interested individuals on the impacts the project may have upon the environment. Please provide documentation to substantiate your comments and the name of a contact person to Kristine Johnson, FMFCD, 5469 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno CA 93727 or kristinej@fresnofloodcontrol.org, no later than 5:00 PM on September 30, 2017.

A Public Hearing on this item is scheduled for November 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the District’s Board Room, 5469 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno CA 93727.