Kern River later history (lakes to dam to present)

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Figure 5: (Top) recent Kern River course showing the ancient Kern Lake (east) and Buena Vista Lake (west), “Old River”, and numerous sloughs that fed the swampy area that used to be Bakersfield. (Middle) gradual drying of Kern River sloughs and Kern Lake, formation of modern river course. (Bottom) modern Kern River course showing man-made lakes Isabella (north) and Ming (central), dry Kern and Buena Vista Lakes.

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Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula
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