Easter on the Kern River

April 22, 2023
by Lois Henry
The Kern River makes a dramatic sweep with green mountains in the background. Lois Henry / SJV Water
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I meant to post these photos earlier, but got busy! I went up the Kern River Canyon on Easter to get a look at the water. Spoiler alert: It’s BIGGGG!

Two people stand on a rock to view the Kern River on Easter, April 9, 2023. Lois Henry / SJV Water


The Kern River runs close to Highway 178 in this April 9, 2023 photos when releases from Isabella Dam were 5,200 cubic feet per second.
As of April 22, releases were up to 5,900 cfs. Lois Henry / SJV Water


Graffitied “angry eyes” on a rock in the Kern River are close to being swallowed up by the growing flows. Lois Henry / SJV Water

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