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Expect a wet Kern River through May

 •  by Lois Henry
A jogger runs past a wet Kern River west of Allen Road on Friday. The water is being moved through town by the City of Bakersfield to store and fulfill water contracts. The city expects to be moving water in the river through May. Photo 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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