About Us


The Tulare Irrigation District is a political subdivision of the State of California – an independent agency operating under the California Water Code. Our purpose is to obtain and deliver a surface water supply for the irrigation of farms in the District and for the recharge of the groundwater basin underlying the District. The District delivers surface water to approximately 230 farms. The exterior boundary encompasses an area of 77,000 acres (Including the City of Tulare which is not part of the District). District acreage is approximately 70,000 acres.

District Announcements

McKay Point Reservoir Environmental Impact Report


DATE: March 1, 2024

TO: Interested Agencies, Organizations, and Individuals

FROM / LEAD AGENCY: Tulare Irrigation District
6826 Avenue 240
Tulare, CA 93274

SUBJECT: Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period of a Draft Environmental Impact Report

The Tulare Irrigation District (TID), as the Lead Agency under the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report
(Draft EIR) that identifies and evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposed
McKay Point Reservoir Project. The proposed Project is located on approximately 500
acres adjacent to the Lower Kaweah River and St. Johns River. TID releases this Notice
of Availability (NOA) / Notice of Intent (NOI) to open the 45-day public comment period
for the EIR, in accordance with CEQA.

Public Review and Comment Period: The circulation of the Draft EIR is to disclose information and encourage written public comments. TID invites public comments on the Draft EIR during a 45-day public comment period, beginning on March 1, 2024, and ending on April 15, 2024. When providing comments, please include your name, the name of your agency or organization (if applicable), and contact information

The Draft EIR can be obtained electronically at the following website: https://tulareid.org/. Physical copies of the Draft EIR can also be accessed Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the following location:
Tulare Irrigation District
6826 Avenue
240 Tulare, CA 93274

Comments on the Draft EIR may be submitted via e-mail to gstephens@sespe.com, or via U.S. mail to:
Sespe Consulting, Inc.
Attn: Graham Stephens
374 Poli Street, Suite 200
Ventura, CA 93001

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Graham Stephens, Project Manager, at (805) 275-1515 or via email at gstephens@sespe.com.

Public Hearing: TID will schedule a public hearing to consider adoption of the EIR at a future date. In advance of the hearing date, TID will distribute a separate notice regarding that hearing.

Documents for Download:
Notice of Availability
McKay Point Reservoir Complete Draft Environmental Impact Report

McKay Point Reservior