Kern River water rights case gets hearing date
Whether the Kern River truly has spare water and, if so, how much, has been left up in the air for more than a decade.
Now, 11 years after the State Water Resources Control Board ruled the Kern River was not fully appropriated, it will finally start the process of getting at those two key questions: Is water available? How much?
A status conference hearing has been scheduled by the board’s Administrative Hearing Office for Aug. 17 at 9 a.m., the board announced on Monday.
That will kick off what is sure to be a long legal process just to determine availability and possible amounts of water.