Canal Safety - What Can You Do?

  • Don't swim in ditches or canals
    • Water is very cold
    • Water moves very fast and can sweep you away before you have a chance to get out
    • Others can be pulled in trying to rescue you
    • Ditch and canal bottoms can contain hazards or debris that are dangerous and can snare you

  • Don't play in, on or around ditches/canals or irrigation structures.  Canal banks and irrigation structures are private property

  • Don't play, walk, run, etc. on ditch and canal banks
    • Banks can be steep and slick

  • Don't drink irrigation water

  • Don't use boards, old trees or other things to build bridges across ditches and canals

  • Do obey any posted signs along ditches and canals
    • They warn of danger
    • They help keep you safe

Click here to download a PDF version of the Otto Otter Canal Safety Coloring book!