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

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

from L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times