Water is essential for survival.
It’s just as true for you and me as it is for the Ag community of Kern County, which depends on water to grow all of its crops.
According to Gene Lundquist, president of the Water Association of Kern County, we use more than two million acre-feet to grow what feeds the entire country.
“We cannot do anything here in Kern County without water,” he said.
Lundquist said most of the water we use is groundwater.
The second-largest source is the state water project water, which comes from the California aqueduct.