by Sonia Lemus, freelance for SJV Water
Meeting: North Kern Water Storage District board of directors. Date: March 19, 2024 Agenda and board packet: CLICK HERE Background: North Kern, which stretches along Highway 99 from Bakersfield to near McFarland, annexed an area known as the “Rosedale Ranch Improvement District (RRID)” in 1966. That chunk of land is generally bounded by Allen and…
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting trainee
Water has become a major roadblock to desperately needed housing in rural communities throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Water scarcity and lack of infrastructure has scared off developers just when housing is most needed, according to officials and nonprofits that work on both water and housing. “The lack of development interest has a lot to…

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