Who's Who

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Our Sponsors

River Run Members

 

Pipeline Members

Nicholas Construction Inc.
Kern Machinery
W.M. Lyles Co.
Nickel Family LLC
PG&E
U.S. Irrigation
Provost & Pritchard
Shinault Baker & Co.
CalCom Solar
Richard Slade & Associates
Oxy USA Inc.
California Fruit Depot

 

 

 

Thank you to Martin Varga, Paramount Farming Co., Cal Water Service Co., Calcot, Pandol Bros. and Kern County Water Agency for photography contributions and assistance with the website.

Website designed by Alan Urquhart Photography & Design.

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Urban and Agriculture Water Conservation

Irrigation

Ag Water Use

Kern County farmers, like others in California, use efficient and conservation-focused irrigation practices whenever possible. Because farm water is a high cost for farmers, they utilize every drop of water so that none is wasted. 

Some of the ways farmers conserve water is to use drip and micro-sprinkler irrigation systems which concentrate water directly where it is needed for the crop. Crop land is also laser-leveled so that there are no low spots in the field where water can puddle. Many irrigation systems are also automated so that a precise amount of water is applied, and increasingly, farmers are installing solar equipment to power irrigation systems.

 

Watch a video on agricultural irrigation and how farmers use technology to more efficiently  irrigate.

 

More information on Irrigated acreage by water source