Kern County Ground Water Protection Areas

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Locations of GWPAs can be accessed below in several formats. View the groundwater regulations and mitigation measures to understand and meet the requirements for the GWPAs.

Kern County GWPA map, PDF

Kern County shapefile, ZIP

The zip file includes eight files that comprise the shapefile. These files should be unzipped and remain together in a single directory. The shapefile may be opened with a GIS software such as ArcGIS, QGIS, or Google Earth.

List of GWPAs by Section (County, Meridian, Township, Range, Section [COMTRS])

The initial GWPAs became effective on May 27, 2004. The new GWPAs effective January 1, 2020 are marked with an asterisk *.

County Meridian Township Range Section and Condition.
COMTRS Conditions
15M25S24E01 Runoff
15M25S24E11 Runoff
15M25S24E12 Runoff
15M25S25E02 Leaching
15M25S25E03 Leaching
15M25S25E05 Runoff
15M25S25E06 Runoff
15M25S25E07 Runoff
15M25S25E08 Runoff
15M25S25E17 Runoff
15M25S25E31* Runoff
15M25S26E10* Runoff
15M25S26E16* Runoff
15M25S26E18* Leaching
15M28S23E24 Runoff
15M28S23E25 Runoff
15M28S24E30 Runoff
15M28S24E31 Runoff
15M28S25E03* Leaching
15M28S25E11* Leaching
15M28S25E14 Leaching
15M31S27E08* Leaching
15M31S27E16 Leaching