Water Deal to Keep Taps Flowing in Bakersfield Even as Lake Isabella Levels Continue to Drop

Bakersfield City water managers learned from California’s last “epic” drought – don’t wait to make a deal.

In 2015,  city water managers scrambled to keep taps flowing for more than 20,000 Bakersfield residents as the Kern River ran so low the city had zero water entitlement coming down the river.