KDWD Newsletter November 23, 2021

Kern River Status Update

The District Office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Operations Department will still be available by phone at (661) 834-4653.

All District Facilities will begin shut down procedures sometime in mid December. Growers are encouraged to reach out to the Dispatch Office to let us know what demand is expected to be going into December.

The Kern Island is expected to be shut down by December 12th until early January.

To help visualize the current state of the River, the District is providing this graph that compares flow rates for the current and last month of 2021, as well as other years in which the previous 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 December 2
Water Resources Department
1000 Buena Vista Road
Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority
First Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM
The next meeting will be on December 2
To Be Determined
Kern Groundwater Authority
Fourth Wednesday of the month at 8:00 AM
Next Meeting: December 15
To Be Determined