The Kern River Watershed is the southern-most watershed of this study. The Kern is the second largest watershed, but has only 4 FERC licensed hydro projects. This watershed is the highest with the 4,418 m peak of Mt. Whitney, and is characterized by rugged and remote land managed by the National Park Service.
Basic watershed data
|Watershed area (km2)||5,983|
|Total number of dams||1|
|Total number of powerhouses||5|
|Total length of conveyances (km)
Note: conveyance length may include portions that extend beyond the watershed boundary.