About Us

Kern Groundwater Authority

The Kern Groundwater Authority (KGA) provides local policy makers, stakeholders, and the public a forum to monitor, report and/or discuss groundwater activities and identify and address any local groundwater issues.

The KGA was formed for the purpose of:

  1. Coordinating groundwater management programs and activities;
  2. Identifying and addressing issues pertaining to sustainable groundwater management; and
  3. Establishing a framework for local groundwater management.

For Kern County, retention of local control is critical to the continued success of what is arguably the most complex and innovative water management system in the nation.

Member Agencies

  • Cawelo Water District
  • City of Shafter
  • Kern County Water Agency
  • Kern-Tulare Water District
  • Kern Water Bank Authority
  • North Kern Water Storage District
  • Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
  • Semitropic Water Storage District
  • Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District
  • Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District
  • West Kern Water District
  • Westside District Water Authority

Non-Voting Members

  • Eastside Water Management Area
  • Shafter-Wasco 7th Standard Annex Area

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