Kern River Status Update
The District office is undergoing an extensive remodel and addition project that is expected to last six months. After June 15, 2020 there will be no access to the District office building and parking lot. Please use Ramos Avenue for public parking during this time. All District staff will be positioned in temporary office locations in the yard and shop. There will be signage directing the public to Ramos Avenue where they will find access to the temporary office trailer. 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.
Last week, the Department of Water Resources updated its May B-120 forecast for the year. The DWR forecast predicts that the April through July runoff for the Kern River will be around 48% of normal. This forecast is based on observed conditions through June 2.
All District Canals are operating for the summer run. Growers are encouraged to contact the Dispatch office at (661) 834-4653 for their proration balances.