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UPDATE: Popular I-5 oasis has a line on water but will have to pay

 •  by Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern
Kettleman City's commercial district, which caters to motorists along Interstate 5 in western Kings County, could run out of water by December. CREDIT: Kings County

Kettleman City needs $375,000 to keep from going dry, possibly as early as the end of next month.

The popular pitstop along Interstate 5 in Kings County between Los Angeles and San Francisco needs 214 acre feet to supply residents and keep its raft of gas stations and fast food joints open.

But in this severely dry year, that water will be pricey — about $1,400 an acre foot. One acre foot is enough to cover a football field in a foot of water.

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Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern
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