McFarland, California

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McFarland, Kern County, California
latitude: 35.6780104, longitude: -119.2292748
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McFarland is a city in Kern County, California at latitude 35°40′41″ North, longitude 119°13′45″ West.

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McFarland, California is noted in Wikipedia as being a city of increasing population, from about 9,600 in the 2000 census to about 12,000 in a 2006 census. In December of 2010, about 20% of the population (c. 2,000 people) were evacuated temporarily due to flooding resulting from "record setting rains".[1]

TIGER information for the city dates to 2007,[2] more recent than Bing imagery dating to May-June 2006;[3] the date of Yahoo imagery is not clear. The GNIS record on which the lat/long for this record are based dates to 1981.[4]

Notes

  1. From the LA Times: Flooding subsides in McFarland; evacuation order lifted; Flooding forces evacuation of 2,000 in McFarland
  2. TIGER date based on inspection of local OSM data.
  3. Bing imagery date from http://mvexel.dev.openstreetmap.org/bing/?lat=35.67994844680221&lon=-119.22824741437502&zoom=18 inspected on 20 December 2010.
  4. Use GNIS Feature ID 1652750 as a search term at http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/ .