HANFORD – The long wait to legally cool off in the Kings River is over.

Kings County Emergency Services Director Joe Neves opened the river to recreation Tuesday, a move that kicks off what's expected to be a long and satisfying floating and boating season.

Neves opened the river because flows dropped below a certain level that has been deemed safe.

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