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Local group files papers in fight over Kern River

 •  by Lois Henry
A sign warns people from diving into the dry Kern River.

A new player has entered the legal fray over the Kern River — the public.

Actually, it’s a consortium of Bakersfield and other nonprofit, public interest groups that hope to sway the state Water Resources Control Board to, ultimately, re-water the mostly dry Kern River through town.

The Flowing Kern Coalition made its debut Tuesday when it filed a notice of intent to appear at an upcoming proceeding on the Kern River.

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