Rescuers warn swimmers to stay out of the deadly Kern River after six drownings

By Joseph Serna

In singing about the Kern River, Merle Haggard put it best: “It’s a mean piece of water, my friend.”

As a heat wave tightens its grip on California, the water in the massive Sierra Nevada snowpack is being squeezed into the state’s rivers and reservoirs, creating dangerous conditions downstream…

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Source: LA Times

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