Appellate court stymies mandated fish flows in Kern River. But it won’t go dry – yet

“The 5th District Court of Appeal issued an order Friday that stayed the injunction requiring the City of Bakersfield to keep enough water in the Kern River to support fish.

That means the preliminary injunction issued by Kern County Superior Court Judge Gregory Pulskamp last fall ordering Bakersfield to keep the river flowing from about Hart Park to the McClung weir west of Allen Road is now null and void.

But it won’t mean a dry riverbed. At least not yet.

The city has committed to running enough water to keep the river flowing through town at least until August, according to Councilman Bob Smith.” [Read More]