Water News


August 3: Sharing Groundwater – a robust system for achieving SGMA

Part II of Professor Young’s groundwater sharing methods

Professor Young will do a brief review of his introduction to sharing groundwater then present more detailed and specific methods of achieving a sharing system.
August 3, 2017
7:30-11 a.m.
Hodel’s Country Dining, 5917 Knudsen Dr.
$13 per person – continental breakfast included
Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., program begins at 8 a.m.

Reservations must be made online.
Visit this link to make a reservation.

Please purchase a ticket by August 1. A limited number of tickets will be available
day-of event but there is no guarantee of a seat if purchasing at the door.

Water Conservation Day July 22

Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave.
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

The drought may be over but there is always a need to conserve!
Water conservation information, demonstrations, water saving irrigation tips and technology, water-saving landscape ideas. Free coffee and doughnuts. Give-aways too!

Landscape demonstration at the historic Metcalf House by Penney Landscape.

Presented by the Water Association of Kern County

Cal Water Service
City of Bakersfield
ID4/Kern County Water Agency
Oildale Mutual Water Co.
West Kern Water District
Penney Landscape
Kern Turf
Gardener’s Supply

Water Tour April 28 – Register here

Thanks to an abundant snow and rainy season, Kern County is brimming with water. You can see evidence of this bounty in the Kern River, canals, ponds and water banks. Have you wondered where the water is coming from, where it’s going and where it will be used?

Join the Water Association of Kern County for a bus tour of local water projects, the Kern River and banking facilities to learn how they are operating in this wet year. Get a behind-the-scenes look at water management and see how Kern County benefits from this most welcome precipitation.


First Point of Measurement on the Kern River
Four Weirs
Water Hub – “The Spaghetti Bowl” – at Coffee Road and Truxtun Extension
Kern Water Bank

$15 box lunch
Register here
(Please wear closed toe, comfortable walking shoes)

Tour begins at 9 a.m. at Mill Creek Park, 21st & R St. in Bakersfield. Park your vehicle there. Bus will depart at 9 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m.

Water Fact

One acre-foot equals about 326,000 gallons, or enough water to cover an acre of land, about the size of a football field, one foot deep. An average California household uses between one-half and one acre-foot of water per year for indoor and outdoor use.

Join the Water Association of Kern County

Help support education, outreach and information about water issues in Kern County.

The Water Association of Kern County is embarking upon a new, stronger effort to educate the general public about water issues that effect Kern County. A newly designed website, videos, Facebook and Twitter are all methods that will be used as a way of reaching the public. Messages will be simple and clear and provide many sources of information about water so that citizens  and policy makers can become informed and be better decision makers. Learn More ▸

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