The Discharge of Blended Oilfield Produced Water in the Famoso Groundwater Banking Project Basins of Cawelo Water District


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Cawelo Water District
Document Title
The Discharge of Blended Oilfield Produced Water in the Famoso Groundwater Banking Project Basins of Cawelo Water District
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Existing Cawelo Water District, agricultural

Document Description
The District imports Oilfield Produced Water from Valley Waste Disposal Company, Chevron North America and Schaefer Oil Company, pursuant to approved discharge permits from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. A total of 385,598 acre-feet of OPW has been delivered to the District for irrigation and groundwater banking through 2010. The OPW enters the District's distribution system in Reservoir "B" and Reservoir "C" where the OPW is blended with Kern River water, State Water Project water other water and/or groundwater for reduction of the boron and electrical conductivity content prior to delivery for irrigation of agricultural crops within the District. The OPW is delivered continuously to the District and during the winter months of the year, with minimal irrigation demands, the OPW has been discharged in Poso Creek and the adjacent basin for groundwater recharge and banking. The proposed project and the purpose of this EA is to evaluate the environmental factors potentially affect by the discharge of the blended oilfield produced water in the existing Famoso Groundwater Banking Project recharge basins.

Contact Information
David Ansosabehere
Cawelo Water District
Lead/Public Agency
17207 Industrial Farm Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308-9519

Phone : (661) 393-6072


Parcel #
State Highways
SR 99
Bakersfield Municipal
Poso Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Type Recharge, MGD 65)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Mineral Resources Noise Public Services Transportation
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 Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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