KDWD Newsletter June 28, 2022

Kern River Status Update

The District Office will be closed on Monday in honor of the July 4th holiday. Operations staff will still be available by phone at (661) 834-4653

The Kern River flow will soon drop below 300 CFS again. Eastside Utility availability will be calculated on a daily basis. At times a waitlist will be necessary. Growers on the Kern Island and its laterals will continue to operate based on the proration that was issued in May.

Growers are now able to place their water orders via email. Water orders must still be placed no later than 10:30 a.m., and twenty four (24) hours prior to the requested delivery or shutoff. Water orders can be sent to waterorder@kerndelta.org and a confirmation email will be sent once it has been received.

To help visualize the current state of the River, the District is providing this graph that compares flow rates for the two-year periods of 2020-2021, the current period of 2021-2022, as well as other two-year periods in which the first year was below average for the Kern River. The flows for this year are estimates only and subject to revision.
Below is a list of upcoming meetings that may interest our growers. The information presented at these meetings may directly affect agricultural practices and costs.

Upcoming Meetings:

Kern River Groundwater Sustainability Agency
First Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM
The next meeting will be on July 7
City of Bakersfield Water Resources Department
1000 Buena Vista Drive, Bakersfield CA 93311
Large Conference Room
Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority
First Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM
The next meeting will be on July 7
To Be Determined
Kern Groundwater Authority
Fourth Wednesday of the month at 8:00 AM
Next Meeting: July 27
To Be Determined