Department of Water Resources Home

Flood Management

Flood Corridor Program

3464 El Camino Ave.
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95821

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 219000
Sacramento, CA 95821-9000

For questions, or to be added to our mailing list, e-mail:

Kings River McMullin

Project Description:

The project is located on private properties adjacent to the James Weir along the Kings River, 25 miles south of Madera in Fresno County. The project proposes to: divert and capture Kings River floodwater flows that exceed the capacity of the James Weir, onto agricultural lands adjacent to the Kings River; allow direct recharge of groundwater during winter flood flow conditions and in-lieu recharge during spring flood flow conditions; and reduce flood impacts from the north fork of the Kings River to the communities of Firebaugh, Tranquility, Mendota, and San Joaquin.