Date is set for hearing prompted by dead fish in the long meandering Kern River case

“Kern River combatants are headed back to court where a local advocacy group hopes to force the City of Bakersfield to goose up flows, which were cut to a trickle leaving piles of dead fish west of Bakersfield.

The city, which operates the river according to more than 100 years of agreements and contracts, announced it would keep enough water in the river so that 5 cubic feet per second (cfs) reached the McClung weir, three miles west of Allen Road.

That choked flows farther west down to a dribble and fish died off en masse, sparking frustration among residents.” [Read More]