The Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District was formed in 1959 by landowners for the purpose of construction and operation of a groundwater recharge project. Historically, surface water from the Kern River overflowed into the Goose Lake Channel, which traverses Rosedale, on average of once every three years. Landowners were aware that these Kern River flows had a beneficial effect on water levels because of the significant increase in ground water levels after such events.

Rosedale encompasses approximately 44,000 acres of lands, of which approximately 27,500 are in irrigated agriculture, with an additional 7,500 acres developed in residential, commercial, and industrial.

Unlike many other water districts in Kern County, Rosedale makes very few direct deliveries to customers. Nearly all of Rosedale’s water supplies are recharged into the groundwater aquifer. By replenishing the aquifer, Rosedale can keep water levels high and reduce the pumping costs for recovery of the water. Rosedale is fortunate to overlie a unique geology that provides for the recharge and storage of high-quality water.


Join us in this immersive virtual tour as we explore Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District’s groundwater banking facilities.

Our purpose

To be responsible stewards of water, a valued resource.

Our Mission

Building a sustainable water supply to help our community thrive.

Our Values


We are a Team that does not take from tomorrow to provide for today. We strive to cultivate relationships and vital resources for the continued benefit of our community.


We are a Team that does not simply conform to routine patterns but seeks to transform the water business. We explore creative ideas and develop unique solutions to solve complex challenges


We are a Team that offers respect regardless of the circumstances, recognizing everyone is created differently with unique talents, perspectives, positions, and backgrounds. 


We are a Team that is determined to do the job right. We embody a culture that goes the “second mile,” committed to producing efficient, accurate, and high-quality work. 


We are a Team that is honest, consistent and transparent. We would never ask others to do something we would not do ourselves.