Kern River Status Update
Last week the July 2021 inflow numbers were finalized. These numbers confirmed that 2021 is the second driest year on record, with an April through July Runoff of 15% of average.
Due to these historically low River flows, instead of the previously issued Kern Island Canal proration, the District has instituted a waiting list. Surface water will be made available to District growers proportionately on a daily basis. District staff will continue to monitor the situation daily to best manage the water supplies we have.