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Biola CSD partners with FID on canal turnout for its groundwater recharge project 

North Kings GSA member Biola Community Service District (CSD) is making progress on the Biola Groundwater Recharge Basin project. In partnership with the Fresno Irrigation District, the Biola Groundwater Recharge Basin project includes a turnout from FID’s Herndon Canal to deliver surface water to a 6-acre storm drain basin in the small community of Biola. The basin will be able to receive excess surface water flows in wet years for dedicated groundwater recharge. Set for completion by April 2024, the basin will hold up to 30 acre-feet of water to balance the community’s groundwater use.

This project was made possible through funding from a Prop 1 grant and the partnership between FID and Biola CSD. This is a significant milestone, showcasing Biola’s commitment to achieving sustainability as a community. As part of the North Kings GSA, each member agency is responsible for addressing groundwater overdraft within their boundaries. This project represents Biola’s proactive steps towards balancing groundwater use. By increasing recharge capacity and securing an adequate water supply, Biola CSD will be able to effectively offset the pumping that has occurred within its community.

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