Buena Vista/Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Banking and Recovery Program

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Buena Vista Water Storage District
Document Title
Buena Vista/Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Banking and Recovery Program
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Buena Vista/Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Banking and Recovery Program involves the recharge, groundwater banking, and recovery of water by Buena Vista Water Storage District (BVWSD) within the service areas of BVWSD and Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District (RRBWSD). Approximately 80,000 AF of BVWSD Kern River wet year water and other acquired waters will be captured and recharged within the RRBWSD service area. These recharged waters will be banked along with groundwater previously recharged within the Kern River Fan Area by BVWSD. It is estimated that upwards of 20,000 AF/Yr of banked water may be recovered or withdrawn from the banking program in order to supply water demands. Water recovered under the program may be delivered to third party customers inside and outside of the basin and Kern County. The primary method of recovery/delivery will be via exchange of State Water Project (SWP) supplies that would otherwise have been delivered within BVWSD and RRBWSD for direct recharge or irrigation purposes. RRBWSD will construct three additional extraction wells in RRBWSD's west-side well field in order to make up any shortfall during SWP water shortage years. In BVWSD, pumping from landowner and BVWSD wells will be increased in order to offset SWP exchange deliveries and satisfy irrigation demands.

Contact Information
Dan W. Bartel
Buena Vista Water Storage District
Lead/Public Agency
525 North Main Street PO Box 756
Buttonwillow, CA 93206

Phone : (661) 324-1101


Cross Streets
BVWSD & RRBWSD Service Areas
Total Acres
State Highways
Goose Lake Slough, East Side Canal, West Side Canal, Kern River Flood Channel, California Aquedu

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Type wells, MGD 9)
Local Action
Water Management
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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