Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is reminding residents of the dangers that exist near bodies of water, particularly around this time of year, and urges people to keep family and pets away from the edges of all waterways.
Spring is quickly approaching and with warmer temperatures, people look forward to getting outdoors. Warmer temperatures, however, also usually bring rain, melting snow and shifting ice which can contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses.
Although Lake Simcoe’s watershed received a typical amount of snow this past winter, the warmer temperatures experienced through February have resulted in an early snowmelt.
The ground still remains saturated in many places and in periods of intense rain, there could be a higher amount of runoff in a much shorter interval
than usual. As well, slippery and unstable streambanks and extremely cold water temperatures can also lead to very hazardous conditions close to any body of water.
Please keep family members and pets safely away from any water’s edge.