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Livestock producer going out of business because of lack of grass in Kern County, California
7/1/2013 4:19:32 PM

Water Supply & Quality
Kern County, CA
Frazier Park, CA

Start Date: 6/22/2013 - End Date: 6/22/2013
A nearby neighbor who raises grass-fed cattle for beef has informed us that he is going out of business, at least for now, because of the lack of grass! Lake of the Woods, 3 miles west of Frazier Park, is having severe water problems. They are not allowed to water their gardens for fear of not having enough household water. Lawns are drying up. They are considering digging very expensive deeper wells but they don't have the money. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Frazier Park 0.6 WNW on 6/22/2013