Here is a link to the presentation by Jason Gianquinto at the WAKC Water 101 discussion on June 15. This provides information about California’s water supply, how Kern County gets water, how much we get and where it goes.
The WAKC is happy to assist media in covering water issues/drought in California. If you have questions, need to know who to talk to, how to reach someone or assistance in locating the proper agency/district/organization for a story, please call Beth Pandol at 661-302-8171 or email email@example.com. Water is a very complicated subject and we are happy to assist you in finding the right sources for your stories.
If you are looking for phone numbers and contacts at local water districts and water organizations click here for WAKC’s “Who’s Who” in Kern County water.
Drought proclamations bring ominous warnings – Capitol Press
Dry year does not bode well for Californians: CBS News
If you live in Kern County, your water supply is critical to your everyday life. Whether you work at an auto shop, a retail store, a school or a farm, having an adequate water supply is important for your job and your lifestyle. Since Kern County receives just about seven inches of rain a year, it’s important that we maintain our water supply from the northern parts of California, plus conserve what we have here.
Learn more about how you can conserve water and save this precious resource. Remember – Every Drop Counts in Kern!
WATER SAVING TIP: Do you like the water you drink to be cold? Rather than running the kitchen faucet for several minutes to get cold water, keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator
Thank you to our sponsors for the “Every Drop Counts in Kern” campaign
East Niles Community Services District
ID-4 of the Kern County Water Agency
Oildale Mutual Water Co.
California farmers making most of water – Wall Street Journal