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Warning issued for the Kern River

Kern River is Raging
Kern River
Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 20:09:28-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — The Kern River can be a very dangerous place to cool down. With strong undercurrents overpowering even the strongest swimmers.

County officials sent out a warning on social media today warning people that the Kern River is raging right now, with waters moving at high speeds and at extremely high levels.

Officials say if you don't use your head you could lose your life or the life of someone that you love.