Using the river to beat the heat

July 16, 2014 

Floating Weather

Friends Kristina Mackie, left, 20, and Ashlee Mearns, 17, both of Kennewick, hold hands Wednesday as they try to stay together while floating down the Yakima River in West Richland. Wednesday saw a high of 106 and Thursday will continue to be sunny but a little cooler with a predicted high of 99 according to the National Weather Service.

SARAH GORDON — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Friends Kristina Mackie, left, 20, and Ashlee Mearns, 17, both of Kennewick, try to stay together Wednesday as they float down the Yakima River in West Richland. Wednesday saw a high of 110 degrees. Thursday will continue to be sunny but a little cooler with a predicted high of 99, according to the National Weather Service.

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