Kern River Status Update
The Kern Island, Eastside, Farmers, and Buena Vista canal systems are in operation in order to meet powerflow obligations. Any grower with demand should contact our Operations Department.
The Stine Canal will be shut down at Gosford road on March 17 and return to normal operation on April 14 in order to improve the canal section and install structures associated with the Old River recharge facility which is nearing completion.
Last week the Department of Water Resources released their March Bulletin B-120 forecast. This forecast predicts that the April through July runoff for the Kern River will be around 262% of normal. This forecast is based on observed conditions through the end of February.
In January water applications for 2023 went out to all water users. Growers are encouraged to review these applications to ensure the information we have on file is correct. A fillable form version of the cover page can be found on our website here (Simply complete, print, and include with your application). If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to our Operations Department at (661) 834-4653. We ask that growers complete the applications and submit them as soon as possible.