Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
Document Title
Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District

Document Description
This Notice of Preparation (NOP) in itiates California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review for the Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project ("proposed Project") that Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District (Rosedale) and Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) propose to jointly carry out through the Groundwater Banking Joint Powers Authority (Authority). Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15051 (d), until the Authority is formed , Rosedale will serve as the Lead Agency under CEQA for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Rosedale and IRWD have agreed that Rosedale will perform the lead agency role until the Authority is formed , and the Authority will assume the role thereafter. See NOC for Full Details.

Contact Information
Eric Averett
Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
P.O. Box 20820
Bakersfield, CA 93390-0820

Phone : (661) 589-6045


35°21'16"N 119°15'8"W
Cross Streets
Stockdale Hwy and Enos Lane
Total Acres
State Highways
1-5, 43, 58, 119, 991 65
San Joaquin Valley Railroad
Other Location Info
Waterways: Kern River, Rosedale West Intake Canal, Central Intake Canal, Cross Valley Canal, Goose Lake Slough, California Aqueduct Schools: Rio Bravo Elementary, Greeley School, Centennial Elementary, Del Rio Elementary

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Conveyance, recharge, and recovery)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Energy
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California San Joaquin River Conservancy California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Stewardship Council Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Native American Heritage Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4


Environmental Document
NOP   PDF 2717 K
NOC   PDF 1542 K
State Comments
2020049019_CDFW Comment   PDF 864 K 2020049019_DTSC Comment   PDF 237 K 2020049019_NOP Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project 4-9-2020   PDF 293 K

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