Expect a wet Kern River through May

 •  by Lois Henry
A jogger runs past a wet Kern River west of Allen Road in spring 2020. CREDIT: Lois Henry

Unless it’s a big water year (spoiler alert: It’s not), the Kern River through Bakersfield is usually a dry, sandy channel.

So, water in the riverbed is pretty exciting in old B-town.

SJV Water asked Art Chianello, Director of Bakersfield’s Water Resources Department, where today’s trickle was coming from and how long it would last.

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