The numerous irrigation canals throughout the Treasure Valley were originally constructed to bring irrigation water to the prairie areas to encourage settlement and farming.
Those farms have now been transformed into subdivisions that enjoy the abundant irrigation water for their landscaping.
It’s that time of year again when irrigation water begins to flow into the irrigation canals.
It’s nice to have an abundance of irrigation water for our lawns and crops, but those canals are dangerous with their slippery walls and swiftly moving water.
If someone falls in, it’s extremely difficult to get out.
We lose several people each year when they swim in irrigation canals or fall into them.
It’s best to avoid any type of activities near irrigation canals.
Educate your children and make sure they understand the dangers of playing near an irrigation canal.
It’s also a good idea to keep your dogs away from canals!