Once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, spanning what is now Kings, Tulare and Kern Counties before it was drained a century ago, Tulare Lake is on the verge of returning. Swelled by recent storms, it has inundated farmland, threatened cities, forced evacuations, disrupted livelihoods and reignited long-standing water wars. With record snow in the Sierra Nevada yet to run off, there’s more water coming. We’ll talk about what the re-emergence of Tulare Lake means for the region and the state.
Central Valley’s Lake Tulare is Set to Return. Farmers are Worried.
Karla Nemeth, director, California Department of Water Resources
Lois Henry, editor and CEO, SJV Water - an independent, nonprofit news site covering water in the San Joaquin Valley
Doug Verboon, district 3 supervisor, Kings County Board of Supervisors
Kayode Kadara, community leader, Allensworth - in southwest Tulare County