Construction on the Fresno Irrigation District (FID) Savory Basin Expansion Project located at Lincoln and Chestnut is nearly complete. The project includes the expansion of an existing pond resulting in an additional 900 acre-feet of annual groundwater recharge capacity. The multi-benefit project expansion received grant funding from the CA Department of Water Resources SGMA Implementation Grant program.
Beyond overall groundwater level improvements for growers and nearby domestic well owners, the project provides a benefit to the nearby Shady Lakes Mobile Home Park for its capacity to improve groundwater supply reliability to the Disadvantaged Community (DAC). FID is a member agency of the North Kings GSA and upon completion of the Savory Basin Project will have added 170 additional acres of recharge since January 2022.
Learn more about the impact of the Savory Pond Expansion project in this short video: https://youtu.be/2AdKVCEMs6s