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The successful Bakersfield children’s book series “Indy, Oh Indy” has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its sixth upcoming book, titled “The Mighty Kern River.” The book was inspired by a larger effort from the grassroots group Bring Back the Kern to raise awareness about Bakersfield’s mostly dry river and efforts to revive a more…
It may surprise you (it surprises me all the time) but a lot of young people are deeply interested in how our world runs. Especially young people who also have a passion for journalism. One of those young people, Jonathan Horwitz, a graduate fellow at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and…
by Lois Henry
March storms followed a critically dry winter in California. Despite the addition of snow and rain late in the water year, over all conditions were dry.  …
by Lois Henry
This is a good reminder sent by the California State Water Resources Control Board about drinking water safety.. California standards require disinfection to such a degree that it is virtually impossible for COVID-19 to live in and be passed through drinking water that adheres to those standards. DRINKING WATER FACT SHEET  …
by Lois Henry
A gazillion baby rainbow trout were ready to stretch their fins and the Kings River Fisheries Management Program was there to help. On a warm February afternoon a handful of volunteers gathered at the nondescript trout incubator in the shadow of the Pine Flat Dam ready to set tens of thousands of fry free into…
In the first indication of how strict state officials will be with new groundwater sustainability agencies, the Department of Water Resources has refused to accept groundwater plans covering the Madera subbasin because one of those agencies did not sign a coordination agreement. The DWR has not posted the submitted groundwater sustainability plans on its website…
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Maven’s Notebook is an excellent daily accounting of California water happenings statewide.