Group files motion to compel city to comply with order for more water in Kern River

“Frustrated with the amount of water dribbling down the western reach of the Kern River, plaintiffs in an ongoing lawsuit over the river filed a motion Tuesday asking the judge in the case to intervene. 

The motion says the City of Bakersfield has not maintained flows required to keep fish in good condition, particularly in the areas of the river from Allen Road westward.

“Fish have died and habitat has dried up and the Bakersfield community has lost much of the living river that it had enjoyed for almost all of 2023,” it says.

The motion seeks to compel the city to keep the flow at a specified level based on water levels where the river enters the city’s jurisdiction.” [Read More]