WATER

The Kern River is flowing at 700cfs through Kernville enroute to Isabella Lake which is currently on the rise.

Casey Christie / The Californian

On Tuesday, April 19, Kern County supervisors may choose this, “Beautiful Kern,” as Kern County’s official song. Here are the lyrics, by Sue Hicks, and music, by Berniece Bell. You can hear it sung on Bakersfield Magazine’s website, bakersfieldmagazine.net/song-beautiful-kern.

Goldenrod, daffodils,

poppies, and lupin blue,

All blossom forth in bright array

of many splendored hue.

Rivers deep, prairies wide,

canyons and mountains tall,

These are the things a gracious God

in mercy has given all.

So come with me to Kern County

And share the beauty I know.

There’s a peaceful breeze to caress the trees

And gold in each sunset’s glow.

And though we may stray many miles away

I know we’ll always return

To blue skies above and hills that we love

In the beautiful county of Kern.

Fields of grain, autumn leaves,

meadows and oak trees tall.

A harvest moon that lights the sky

and raindrops that gently fall.

So come with me to Kern County

And share the beauty I know.

The blue skies above and hills that I love

In the beautiful county of Kern.

Source: Kern County Centennial Almanac

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