Boat launch expected complete by derby

Photos by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun
Machinery can be seen constructing the French Gulch Boat Launch by Nuui Cunni Native American Cultural Center. The boat launch is part of the larger Dam Modification Project, and is expected to be finished in time for the 29th Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby. Both that and Launch 19 will be available for use. Additional turn lane modifications being made on the nearby portion of SR 155 are expected to be completed in May 2018. The previous contract disputes over the dam work were resolved, and the contractor is expected to mobilize on site in the coming months.