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Warmer Temperatures Coming: Be Careful Around Waterways

Spring melt brings with it hazardous conditions

Newmarket - March 4, 2016 – Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is reminding residents of the dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes around this time of year and urge people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways.

Spring is quickly approaching, with warmer temperatures expected this weekend and into next week. That means people will be looking forward to getting outdoors. Warmer temperatures, however, also bring rain, melting snow and ice, which can contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses. Slippery and unstable stream banks 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 and help make this an enjoyable spring.

For more information, call your local conservation authority:

  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority  (905) 895-1281
  • Toronto & Region Conservation Authority  (416) 661-6514
  • Conservation Halton  (905) 336-1158
  • Credit Valley Conservation  (905) 670-1615
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority  (905) 579-0411
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority  (905) 885-8173
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority  (705) 424-1479
  • Kawartha Conservation  (705) 328-2271 

It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.

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Media Contact:
Sue Jagminas
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
Email:s.jagminas@LSRCA.on.ca

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