Escaping the heat by hitting the water? How you and your family can have fun yet stay safe

Local rivers and lakes will be packed this week with Oregonians seeking relief from a heat wave with record temperatures on Sunday, June 27.

While the air temperature will be in the 90s and 100s, water temperatures in local rivers are decidedly colder. The temperature of the Santiam River is in the low- to mid-50s. Do not jump into the river without letting your . . .

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