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Kern County water agency hopes to run extra groundwater back up the Calif. aqueduct




File photo: An oil derrick is seen near vineyards north of the Grapevine in central California's Kern County where the Chrisman Wind Gap Pumps, part of the California Aqeduct System, lifts water about 800 feet up the mountainside to begin its crossing of the Tehacahpis to deliver water into Southern California, on February 3, 2014.
File photo: An oil derrick is seen near vineyards north of the Grapevine in central California's Kern County where the Chrisman Wind Gap Pumps, part of the California Aqeduct System, lifts water about 800 feet up the mountainside to begin its crossing of the Tehacahpis to deliver water into Southern California, on February 3, 2014.
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If desperate times call for desperate measures, then California's severe drought is sure to inspire some unusual efforts. Water districts in the San Joaquin Valley are proposing something that's never been tried before during a drought: They want to reverse the state's plumbing by running the California Aqueduct backwards.

Read the article by California Report's Lauren Sommer for more.