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Farmland near Mettler is irrigated in this Californian file photo. Water is emerging as a deciding factor in ag land values. They make many misleading statements that would have you believe that a flowing river would mean a catastrophic ending of rural communities and somehow end whitewater recreation on the Kern River. These need to be addressed head-on. What it disguises, though, is ag in these communities have many sources of water; the Kern is only one of them. As for jobs, automation in farming has greatly reduced jobs per unit of water. This will require that all the users of Kern water put water down the river and then directly transfer or, for the water that percolates into the ground, pump it back up before moving it to where they want to use it.

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Infrastructure is in place to pump and move the water. Even with the electricity for pumping, this will still be some of the cheapest and most reliable water available to our farmers. With almost total recovery of groundwater banked supplies being possible, North Kern and other districts could get just as much water, thereby preventing cutbacks in farming acreage. Who picks up the electric bill?

Those who are benefiting from creating the problem need to pay the costs to remedy it.

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Even in this drought year, water has always been flowing out of the canyon and diverted into the Kern Island and Beardsley canals, and often has been flowing in the Carrier canal. If ag districts would agree to make nominal changes to summer irrigation schedules to reduce water releases from the dam during nighttime and weekday hours, there could be ificantly better recreational flows during weekend and daylight hours when boaters are on the river.

We sincerely hope that these changes are made so that the world-class whitewater on the Kern can be showcased more consistently than ever before. People need the truth about the Kern River, not sweeping generalizations intended to stir up fear.

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The lifelong resident of Kern County has advocated for Kern River issues since He is a retired Kern County Fire Department captain. Thank you for reading!

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