Kern River Status Update
DWR updated their first Bulletin 120 (B-120) forecast for the 2021 April through July runoff of the Kern River. The updated forecast for this year is 33% of average. This forecast is based on observed conditions through the morning of February 23 and assumes normal precipitation after that date. Every day that there isn’t precipitation will cause the forecast to go down.
The Water Association of Kern County will be hosting a webinar with David Serafini, P.E., G.E., who is the Geosciences Branch Chief for the SPD Dam Safety Production Center and is a Registered Geotechnical Engineer in the State of California. He currently serves as the Lead Engineer for the Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project. Serafini will provide a brief project review of the Isabella Dam. He will give an overview of modifications to the main dam, auxiliary dam, service spillway and new emergency spillway. He will also address the Phase ll Construction highlights and status for each feature. The webinar will be at noon on March 15. Registration information will be made available later on Water Association of Kern County’s website.
Once again the North West Kern Resource Conservation District is offering irrigation system evaluations through it’s Mobile Lab. The Mobile Lab technicians will check the operation of your filters, and emitters and sprinklers at a low cost to water users. For more information you can call the Irrigation Mobile Lab at (661) 281-2746 and ask for Brian Hockett. Further information can be found here.
The March 4 Kern River Groundwater Sustainability Agency as well as the Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority meetings have been canceled.