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Unlikely source promises (a little) water for the Kern River

 •  by Lois Henry
Kern River looking east from Calloway Road, August 2020. PHOTO CREDIT: Lois Henry

If all goes according to plan, there will be water in the Kern River through spring in most years.

And not just when Mother Nature dumps a boatload of snow in the Sierras.

The City of Bakersfield is poised to ink a deal with Buena Vista Water Storage District that will provide at least some water in the riverbed through the main part of the city between April and June — even in drier years.

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