Spring is just around the corner, and that has prompted an annual heads up from the Lake Simcoe Region (LSRCA) and Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authorities (NVCA) .
With warmer weather on the horizon, melting snow, shifting ice, and rainfall can contribute to higher, faster-flowing water across the Lake Simcoe watershed. Slippery and unstable stream banks and extreme cold-water temperatures could also lead to dangerous conditions near any body of water.
The LSCRA and NVCA offer the following tips to keep safe during the Spring Thaw:
- Keep family and pets away from the edges of all bodies of water
- Avoid all recreational activities in or around water
- Where you can, move objects such as chairs or benches away from the water’s edge to avoid losing them during the spring thaw
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