Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
Document Title
Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use

Document Description
This Notice of Availability (NOA) has been prepared to notify responsible and trustee agencies, interested organizations, and interested parties that the Groundwater Banking Joint Powers Authority (Authority), as the Lead Agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the proposed Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project (proposed project) that is available for review and comment. The Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District have formed the Authority for the purpose of developing, constructing and operating the proposed project The Draft EIR was prepared to comply with CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines and to provide agencies and the public with information on the potential significant environmental impacts of the proposed project, recommended mitigation measures to reduce or avoid those environmental effects, and the analysis of alternatives to the proposed project. In addition, the Draft EIR was prepared in accordance with the CEQA-Plus requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to fulfill the requirement of potential federal funding partners to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed project would allow the Authority to more effectively manage sources of water supply available to Rosedale and I RWD by using available underground storage in the local San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Basin. To do that, the Authority would develop water recharge and recovery facilities in the Kern Fan area of Kern County, California. The proposed project would recharge, store, recover and deliver: State Water Project (SWP) water, including Article 21 water; Central Valley Project (CVP) water, including Section 215 water; Kern River water available to the Authority through agreement(s) with existing right holders; and water from other sources, when available.

Contact Information
Eric Averett
Groundwater Banking Joint Powers Authority
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 20820
Bakersfield, CA 93390-0820

Phone : (661) 589-6045

Groundwater Banking Joint Powers Authority
Project Applicant


35°21'16"N 119°15'8"W
Cross Streets
Stockdale Hwy and Enos Lane (Hwy 43)
Total Acres
State Highways
1-5, 43, 58, 119, 99, 65
San Joaquin Valley Railroad
Rio Bravo-Greeley School, Centennial Elementary, Del Rio Element
Other Location Info
Waterways: Kern River, Rosedale West Intake Canal, Central Intake Canal, Cross Valley Canal, Goose Lake Slough, California Aqueduct

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (conveyance, recharge, and recovery)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Stewardship Council Department of Toxic Substances Control 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 Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
00_Notice of Availability_KernFanGroundwaterStorageProject   PDF 2816 K 01_KernFanGroundwaterStorage_DraftEIR   PDF 47451 K 02_KernFanGroundwaterStorage_DraftEIR_Appendices   PDF 47748 K
NOC   PDF 389 K
State Comments
2020049019_CDFW Comment   PDF 491 K 2020049019_CDFW_Kern Fan Groundwater Storage   PDF 405 K 2020049019_DWR Comment   PDF 387 K

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