VIDEO: How the lower Kern River is divvied up

October 23, 2022
by Lois Henry
The waters of the Kern River are divvied up by a hydra of canals ones the river reaches the San Joaquin Valley floor. Screen shot.
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Flows on the lower Kern River are split up among a hydra of canals starting just west of Hart Park. We talk with local experts who explain who owns those canals and where the water goes under the Law of the River.

There’s a lot to learn so we’re splitting the lower Kern into two parts. Here is Part 1 of the lower Kern.



  • Lower river Part 2
  • State hearings

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