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FID receives funding for recharge projects from Congressman Costa's Community Project Funding Request


The Fresno Irrigation District (FID) was awarded $1 million from Congressman Jim Costa’s Community Project Funding Requests for Fiscal Year 2024 for new groundwater recharge projects.


This funding is part of the $3 million awarded from the Community Project Funding Request to initiate the Upper Kings River Community Water and Climate Resiliency Project, a collaborative groundwater recharge-focused effort between FID and the Alta and Consolidated irrigation districts.


The Upper Kings River Community Water and Climate Resiliency Project will benefit the community within the Upper Kings River by increasing water supply and climate resiliency through the construction of 3,300 acres of recharge basins. This project will capture surface water in wet years and provide 450,000 acre-feet of needed groundwater recharge a year to stabilize groundwater levels in support of local Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) efforts.  


FID continues to seek funding to develop projects for the benefit of its landowners. The funding received from the Community Project Funding Requests is part of FID’s efforts to receive additional funding for groundwater sustainability projects.

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