As kids begin their spring break, Kawartha Conservation is reminding parents and caregivers to be alert to the dangers that exist near the water. Spring is approaching and, with its warmer weather, comes melting snow, rain, and the break-up of ice along rivers, streams, ponds, and lakes.
As temperatures rise above zero, thinning ice will become hazardous, and waters will be fast flowing. Water levels will be higher than normal, and water is still extremely cold. River banks and other areas next to water may become slippery and unsafe.
Kawartha Conservation monitors water levels year round as part of its flood forecasting and warning program and is closely watching spring water levels. If conditions warrant, a flood message will be issued to advise watershed municipalities and the public of any developing situation.