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High water levels can pose safety hazards for recreators, drivers, children and pets
Contact: Taneil Ilano, Public Information OfficerSummit County Sheriff's Office970-423-8903, TaneilI@co.summit.co.us
SUMMIT COUNTY – Rivers and streams in and around Summit County can be dangerous this time of year, as the spring snowmelt peaks. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and visitors to be mindful of high water levels throughout the area.
When participating in outdoor activities on or near the water this spring, the Sheriff's Office urges people to be cautious of fast currents caused by elevated flows in rivers and streams. It is especially dangerous for children and pets playing along the shores of fast-moving water, as they can easily slip on wet, muddy banks and be swept away.
The Sheriff’s Office recommends the following guidelines to stay safe around high water:
To learn more about local flood risks, safety tips and resources, including free sandbag locations, download the Summit County Flood Information Packet at www.co.summit.co.us/flood.