2020 Kern River rafting Season Outlook
We’re finally there. We’re going to open on June 20, 2020. Below is our snowpack summary, trip schedule, and river flow projections.
At the beginning of the winter season, storms hammered California creating an excellent base for ski resorts and hints of back to back Big Water rafting seasons. Active weather then remained relatively calm until early March when the storms turned on again. This brought the official April 1 Southern Sierra reading to 45%. Of note, storms continued well past this April first marker, so this measurement is skewed low.
Fortunately for the Kern River, our 2019 Big Water season carried over a full lake. With our 45% snowpack and healthy lake capacity, we are expecting decent flows on the Lower Kern.