Landowner Groundwater Recharge and Banking Project

Summary

SCH Number
2022070371
Lead Agency
North Kern Water Storage District
Document Title
Landowner Groundwater Recharge and Banking Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Agriculture
Document Description
The District and landowners recognize the importance of the importation of surface water into the district area for beneficial use by agriculture and to enhance sustainable groundwater management. Landowners desire to establish a groundwater banking account that provides a reliable source of water and the flexibility to use that supply to support their agricultural activities. To this end, the District desires to establish a joint landowner groundwater banking program to incentivize landowners to share their privately-owned recharge facilities (surface or subsurface) to increase in-district recharge capacity. Potential sources of water available to recharge in shared facilities would be similar to surface water sources available to the District, including Kern River, Central Valley Project, and State Water Project. Groundwater banking would generally occur in wetter years when there would be surplus surface water supplies available.

Contact Information

Name
David Hampton
Agency Name
North Kern Water Storage District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Unincorporated Area
Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
District-wide
Zip
93308
Total Acres
200
Parcel #
District-wide
State Highways
58, 99, 48
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
irrigation canals and ditchs
Other Information
The proposed project could take place anywhere within the District boundary

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Water Facilities (Surface and subsurface groundwater banking facilities )(Type 200 cfs , MGD 129.26)
Local Actions
program
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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