Onyx Ranch South Fork Valley Water Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018021061
Lead Agency
Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
Document Title
Onyx Ranch South Fork Valley Water Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/13/2021
Project Applicant
Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
Present Land Use
Agricultural lands, vacant lands, paved and dirt roadways, Onyx Ranch headquarters with residential structures and supporting buildings, and Onyx Store and residential structure. Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture), A-1 (Limited Agriculture), A-1 MH (Limited Agriculture/Mobilehome Combining), RF (Recreation-Forestry), E (2 ½) (Estate-2 ½ Acres), and CH (Highway Commercial)

Document Description
The Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District (RRBWSD) proposes to change the points of diversion and place of use for the pre-1914 appropriative water rights associated with the parcels on the project site so that the water can be delivered in the RRBWSD service area on the San Joaquin Valley floor and used for irrigation and groundwater recharge. The RRBWSD proposes to reduce the diversion and use of surface water on the project site by converting irrigated fields to non-irrigated pasture or native vegetation. With the proposed project, surface water that is diverted under the existing condition would remain in the South Fork of the Kern River and flow downstream. The net increase in the South Fork would flow downstream to the Isabella Reservoir, be released through the Isabella Dam, and flow downstream in the Lower Kern River until the water is diverted at the RRBWSD diversion points. From there, the RRBWSD would deliver the water to recharge basins and channels within and near its service area, west of the City of Bakersfield. The increased water supplies to the RRBWSD’s service area would mitigate the shortages in the RRBWSD’s contracted SWP water supply from the State of California, which has been steadily reduced due to environmental constraints impacting exports in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta.

Contact Information
Dan Bartel
Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
849 Allen Road
Bakersfield, CA 93314

Phone : (661) 589-6045
dbartel@rrbwsd.com

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
SR 178, Fay Ranch Road, Kelso Valley Rd, Doyle Ranch Rd, and Scodie Lane
Zip
93283
Total Acres
4,109
State Highways
SR 178, SR 155
Waterways
South Fork of the Kern River, Isabella Reservoir, Kern River
Other Location Info
Communities of Onyx and Weldon

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District web site: www.rrbwsd.com

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2021-01-12 ops   PDF 333 K

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