North Kern Water Storage District Expanded Water Banking Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
North Kern Water Storage District
Document Title
North Kern Water Storage District Expanded Water Banking Program
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Present Land Use
primarily ag

Document Description
Due to historically low groundwater levels, anticipated future requirements under SGMA, and potential reductions in its historical water supplies, the District is proposing the Expanded Water Banking Program to increase the use of its existing "1950 Project" conjunctive use facilities and subsequently expand these facilities. Phase 1 of this proposed program would primarily rely on unused capacity in existing facilities which is available from time to time (with some additional conveyance) and would seek to increase the utilization of North Kern's proven recharge and recovery assets. Phase 2 would involve construction of additional direct recharge and recovery facilities to further expand water banking in the district. Water supply benefits will accrue to the district and district landowners from this proposed program.

Contact Information
Richard Diamond
North Kern Water Storage District
33380 Cawelo Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone : (661) 393-2696


35°33'9.15"N 119°14'47.9"W
Bakersfield Shafter
Cross Streets
hwy 46, 99
Total Acres
State Highways
43, 46, 99, 178
Shafter-Minter Field
Richland-Lerdo Union
Paso Creek, Friant-Kern Canal, Lerdo Canal, Calloway

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (groundwater bank Type)
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Minerals Noise Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 6 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 19 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Native American Heritage Commission
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