Kern River Status Update
As the District’s Kern River entitlements and storage begin to run out, the District will be shutting down canals over the coming weeks. The Stine Canal is expected to shut off by the end of the week. The Buena Vista Canal will be going off some time next week. The Farmers Canal and the Eastside Canal will continue to run into August. Growers are encouraged to contact the Dispatch office at (661) 834-4653 for their proration balances.
The District office is undergoing an extensive remodel and addition project that is expected to last through December. Currently, access to the main District office building and parking lot is restricted, however customers may use Ramos Avenue for public parking and to visit the temporary office during this time. Our water delivery capabilities will not be diminished during the project. However, we ask that in-person visits be kept to a minimum and encourage our customers to do as much business as possible over the phone. If customers must come to the District Office, they are asked to wear a mask.