River Safety During Peak Flows Throughout California

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Record snowfall in the higher elevations this past season is melting and as a result rivers around California are flowing faster, harder and colder than they ever have. Many of these rivers run through national forests, and that’s where rangers are asking visitors to be very careful, especially after recent deaths. Danger lurks and could lead to tragedy should you and your family let down your guard.

 

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US Forest Service

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