Reuse of Oil Field Production Wastewater for Irrigation, Kern County

Summary

SCH Number
2011091039
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley)
Document Title
Reuse of Oil Field Production Wastewater for Irrigation, Kern County
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
The project will reuse good quality oil field wastewater produced from the Davies Realty Co. Lease in the Kern Front Oil Field as a blending agent for irrigation water on the Concordia Ranch (hereafter "Ranch"); the blend will consist of 7% wastewater and 93% groundwater produced from irrigation well on the Ranch. There are approximately 120 acres of citrus (oranges and mandarins) currently being farmed on the Ranch that are irrigated with groundwater pumped from an irrigation well. Use of the reclaimed wastewater may reduce the amount of groundwater pumped from the Ranch irrigation well by approximately 70 acres feet per year.

Contact Information
Ryan K. West
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley)
1685 E Street
Fresno, CA 93706

559 445 6188

Location

Coordinates
35°30'58.3"N 119°4'7.4"W
Cities
Bakersfield
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
State Highway 65 and Merced Avenue
Zip
93380
Total Acres
162
Parcel #
481-030-145
State Highways
Hwy 65
Waterways
Poso Creek
Township
28S
Range
27E
Section
4
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Reuse of oil field water for irrigation)
Project Issues
Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 6 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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