Course: Science Subtest I
Lesson: Earth's Resources
Topic: California's Fresh Water      Page 16 of 39  

In Southern California, rainfall is much lower than in the north, and rivers may exist only seasonally in winter or spring. The Colorado and Kern Rivers are vital sources in the south. The Kern River, fed by snowmelt in the southern Sierra Nevada, formerly emptied into Buena Vista Lake, but is now entirely diverted for irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley via the California Aqueduct.


The Kern River. Source: Wikipedia