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 and can be difficult to get out of.
Don't drink irrigation water
Irrigation water comes directly form the river and is not suitable for consumption.
Don't use boards, old trees or other things to build bridges across ditches and canals
These can impede water flow and maintenance and cleanup efforts.
Do obey any posted signs along ditches and canals
They warn of danger
They help keep you safe