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Kern,

river, 155 mi (249 km) long, rising in the S Sierra Nevada Mts., E Calif., and flowing south, then southwest to a reservoir in the extreme southern part of the San Joaquin valley. The river has Isabella Dam as its chief facility. Kern River is the southern terminus of the Friant-Kern Canal, constructed between 1945 and 1951 to bring the waters of the San Joaquin River to the region (see Central Valley projectCentral Valley project,
central Calif., long-term general scheme for the utilization of the water of the Sacramento River basin in the north for the benefit of the farmlands of the San Joaquin Valley in the south, undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1935.
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); irrigated agriculture (alfalfa, fruit, cotton) and cattle grazing are practiced. U.S. explorer John FrémontFrémont, John Charles,
1813–90, American explorer, soldier, and political leader, b. Savannah, Ga. He taught mathematics to U.S. naval cadets, then became an assistant on a surveying expedition (1838–39) between the upper Mississippi River and the Missouri.
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 named the river in honor of Edward M. Kern, the topographer of his third expedition. Gold was discovered along the river in 1853. The entire river is protected by the National Park Service; the canyon of the upper Kern in Sequoia National ParkSequoia National Park,
402,510 acres (162,960 hectares), E central Calif.; est. 1890. In the park are 35 groves of giant sequoias, spectacular granite mountains, and deep canyons.
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 is noted for its beauty.

Kern

Jerome (David). 1885--1945, US composer of musical comedies, esp Show Boat (1927)
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Conrad, Woolf, Joyce, Faulkner, and Proust feature heavily--though Kern gives ample space to less discussed works (at least in the Anglo-American critical tradition) by Musil, Gide, and Bely as well.
The Kern branch in Salzburg is immediately reachable by calling +43 662 87 24 99 or via e-mail at kern.
John Dushinske, vice president, marketing and regulatory affairs, Kern River Gas Transmission, says the company is disappointed with FERC's action.
The Water Impact Network says this latest lawsuit is meant to protect Kern County farmers and the Santa Clarita Valley watershed, which the organization argues will be damaged if the newly acquired water is used to support urban sprawl.
Third, Kern presented a framework for creating an "instant ensemble" from an elementary arrangement of a popular song, "The Way You Look Tonight," with teacher accompaniment.
Seeking a smooth avenue into this vast territory, Kern decided to focus on a single, signal human act.
Unlike Terry Richardson, whose work seems fully invested in the dream of making commercial fashion transgressive or trangression fashionable, Kern doesn't pretend that image culture is a nonstop party.
Kern ends his volume with copious notes and a thorough bibliography,.
A mainstay of Sadler's Wells (the forerunner of English National Opera) for 13 seasons, Kern also appeared in many opera houses in England and abroad, including Covent Garden, Geneva, Washington, D.
Kern has a unique perspective of the Pentagon blast.
We quickly realized we were in the right area," says Kern.