Benefits of Groundwater Banking
- Enhances water supply reliability during
- Provides an effective water management tool.
- Reduces groundwater pumping lifts for
agricultural water users.
Kern County: Home to
World’s Largest Groundwater Storage Programs
Due to its location
near the California Aqueduct, the Kern River and the federal
Friant-Kern Canal, Kern County is ideally suited for groundwater
The area hosts eight or nine underground water storage and
recovery facilities, including two of the largest in the world — the
Semitropic Water Storage Bank and the Kern Water Bank.
6.67 percent of the Kern Water Bank.