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Drought driving up water prices

 •  by Lois Henry
A rope swing hangs over a dry Kern River in this 2020 file photo. CREDIT: Lois Henry

If you were looking for some bargain priced water this year, you’re out of luck.

“We got out of the market when we started seeing prices north of $900 an acre foot,” said Jason Gianquinto, General Manager of Semitropic Water Storage District in western Kern County. “That’s just too much for us. We had some reserves and we’ll use those this year.”

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