Kern River at its lowest in 2,000 years

April 1, 2019
by Lois Henry
Lois Henry

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A new study confirms that 2015 saw the Kern River run at its lowest level since Jesus walked the earth.

“Although there have been longer droughts, the 2015 water year represents the driest in the last 2,015 years and the 2012–2015 drought represents the driest four-year period in the record,” the study states.

The study, recently released in Water Resource Research, which is published by the American Geophysical Union, looked at streamflows on the Kern, Kings, Kaweah and Tule rivers.

That’s not just interesting trivia.

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