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Kings River in Tulare County now reopen

Boaters take to the Kings River for the first time this season.

After much anticipation, The Kings River in Tulare County is now reopen.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office made the announcement on Tuesday, and river enthusiasts wasted no time getting out on the water.

"We’ve had two reservations prior to this weekend, because the campground was under water, and we weren't able to come. So we got news they opened up this weekend, and we all headed up here," says Dale Estes.

He and his friends have been coming to Lindy's Landing for forty years.

Lindy's Landing, along with several other riverside campgrounds were hit hard during the height of the flooding, but campers didn't seem to mind.

For those on the river, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office is warning boaters to use extra caution.

The flooding caused several sand bars to shift, and has also downed some trees into the river itself.

"You got to be on your toes just in case. There's a boulder there that I've never seen before," says Ken Card. He, and Dale and their friends and family are planning on making this the first of many weekends along the river.

The Kings River in Fresno County is still closed.

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