It’s that time of year again when Boise irrigation canals will soon be filling with one of our most precious assets here in the Boise area.
That asset is cheap irrigation water that many other areas (like California) wish they had.
Along with that irrigation water comes the risk of drowning that claims numerous lives each year in the Treasure Valley.
Unfortunately, many of those drowning victims include young children and pets.
That drowning risk can easily be mitigated by simply keeping your children and pets away from irrigation canals.
Irrigation canals walls are steep and slippery.
When you, your child, or your pet end up in an irrigation canal, it can be nearly impossible to get out.
Irrigation water moves swiftly with strong currents that can pull people and pets under its surface quickly, resulting in drowning.
Remember ~ irrigation canals are not swimming holes.
Keep your children and pets away from irrigation canals!