Kern and Tule River Watersheds

Kern River watershed

  • Kern River Canyon 

 

Tule River watershed

  • Hossack Creek Diversion

 

Kern River watershed

Kern River Canyon:  PG&E owns 640 acres of  rocky, steep land along the Kern River between Kern Canyon Dam and Kern Canyon Powerhouse, at an elevation of less than 1000’.  Fishing is the primary use, but recreation is discouraged by the difficult access to the river and the very hot summer weather.   The land is contiguous to national forest land on the north and east and to private ownerships on the south and west.

Tule River watershed

Hossack Creek Diversion:   PG&E owns a 42-acre parcel around this small dam on the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Tule River at an altitude of 4000’.  The Wishon Pump Pool on the parcel, an enlarged natural pool in the river, is a popular swimming area for the nearby Forest Service campground.  The PG&E parcel is adjacent to both Forest Service land and lands of the Doyle Springs Homeowners Association.