Water Allocation Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern Delta Water District
Document Title
Water Allocation Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Kern Delta Water District's 128,960-acre service area includes a portion of the City of Bakersfield and its sphere of influence. ~ 107,635 acres (84 percent) are either active agricultural lands or fallow lands interspersed adjacent land uses such as residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, public facilities, dairies and fish farms, and undeveloped/vacant land.
Document Description
Kern Delta Water District's (KDWD) Water Allocation Plan (proposed project) includes management actions that would alter existing operations of District facilities to allow KDWD to optimize the use of water available to the District, provide operational flexibility, and maximize the beneficial use of its Kern River water rights. The proposed project would allow KDWD to allocate water among its canal service areas for beneficial use for surface irrigation, urban land uses, and groundwater recharge. The proposed project would not require KDWD to construct new facilities or new water distribution infrastructure. KDWD provides irrigation water to agricultural customers supplied form the Kern River, groundwater, the State Water Project (SWP), and the Central Valley Project (CVP).

Contact Information

Mark Mulkay
Agency Name
Kern Delta Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Panama Lane/Wible Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 99; 119
Bakersfield Municipal
Kern River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (All existing facilities; no new development)
Local Actions
Water Utilization Program
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cumulative Effects, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Population/Housing

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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