2006 Groundwater Transfer Program

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Buena Vista Water Storage District
Document Title
2006 Groundwater Transfer Program
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
BVWSD's proposed 2006 Groundwater Transfer Program involves the exchange of up to 50,000 af of BVWSD's State Water Project (SWP) contract water for an equivalent quantity of previously imported and recharged 2005-06 SWP Article 21 water. Assuming that SWP Article 21 water banked during 2005-06 is an exportable water supply as declared by juridictional agencies (i.e., California Department of Water Resources, Kern County Water Agency, and the State Water Contractors), BVWSD proposes using all or a portion of the 50,000 af account for possible future water sales to EWA (Environmental Water Account) and/or to other parties, over a period of several years. The area proposed to be used for recovery pumping of recharged groundwater is within the Buttonwillow service area (generally southerly of Vlasnik Road) and the Maples service area. During the course of the Program, the District will continue to monitor groundwater elevations and quality and coordinate operations as described in the GSMP as well as required by the Kern Fan Monitoring Committee under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Operation and Monitoring of the Buena Vista Water Storage District Groundwater Banking Program.

Contact Information
Dan W. Bartel
Buena Vista Water Storage District
525 N. Main Street P.O. Box 756
Buttonwillow, CA 93206

Phone : (661) 324-1101


Cross Streets
Entire BVWSD Service Area
Total Acres
State Highways
5, 46, 58, 119, 223
California Aqueduct, Kern River Flood Channel
Other Location Info
Community: Buttonwillow

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Groundwater Transfer Program
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Noise Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance Department of Water Resources

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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