About the Kern Water Bank

What is the Kern Water Bank?

The Kern Water Bank is a 32 square mile property in the Southern San Joaquin Valley that can store 1.5 million acre-feet of water underground, almost three times the storage capacity of nearby Lake Isabella. Water is stored underground in the Kern Water Bank during wet years and recovered during dry years for agricultural and municipal and industrial uses.

Learn more about the background and history, project facilities, location and leadership of the Kern Water Bank Authority.