Kern County Water Agency?1991 Emergency Ground Water Recovery Program

by James S. Jenks,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives


The 1991 Emergency Ground Water Recovery Program was conceived and implemented by the Kern County Water Agency to deliver water to four water districts to save permanent crops. The Program provided for advance deliveries of irrigation water from the State Water Project and subsequent repayment using banked water recovered from the ground water basin. Water was recovered using existing Agency wells, new wells constructed in 1991 and wells leased from others. The recovered water was conveyed to the California Aqueduct by operating the Cross Valley Canal in reverse and by constructing a temporary pumping plant to lift water from the Buena Vista Aquatic Lake.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Water supply | Water conservation | Wells (water) | Pumping stations | Vegetation | Irrigation water | California | United States

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