Kern River Status Update
Last week the Department of Water Resources updated their April Bulletin 120 (B-120 Update) forecast for the April through July runoff of the Kern River. This forecast came in at 20% to 23% of average, confirming that this will be a critically dry year.
At our Grower’s Meeting with water users on the Farmers, Stine, and Buena Vista service areas it was decided that those canal systems would begin operation on May 31. As always, growers are encouraged to coordinate with the Dispatch Office regarding prorations and water orders. They can be reached at (661) 834-4653.
The District has re-issued it’s proration allocations for the summer of 2022 due to this updated forecast. A copy of the revised proration letter can be found on our website here.
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 email@example.com and a confirmation email will be sent once it has been received.