High_water

HIGH WATER

Posted on Thursday March 30, 2017 at 01:31PM

Moving water is very dangerous. Just 6” of fast moving water can knock you off your feet.

The Town of Millet would like to ask that people be careful around Pipestone Creek Edges as there is high and fast moving water.

Please remind everyone, especially children, to stay away from channels, rivers, streams and other waterways when there is heavy
runoff, including on sunny days. When it rains, flood control channels, rivers, and arroyos can quickly fill up with fast-moving water, creating a potentially life-threatening danger to anyone who gets caught or swept away.

Even if it’s sunny downstream, it may still be raining heavily upstream, sending flash floods downstream. Be weather wise!

There are also dangerous hazards in flood control channels and other waterways, including deadly low-head dams.

Other hazards include debris, floodwater contamination from toxic chemicals and waste, and slippery slopes along the edges.

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