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Creeks & streams unsafe for swimming this weekend

Even with temperatures warming up, park visitors are urged to stay away from swimming holes and creeks where freezing-cold water is flowing fast and high.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 9:11 AM
Updated: Mar 29, 2018 9:12 AM

With the first warm weekend of Spring just days away, many people may hit the trails and parks.

But in Chico, park rangers say whatever you do, stay out of the creeks and streams.

Ever if the temperatures reach the 80s, that flowing water is from snowmelt and it's too cold, too high and moving too fast to be safe for swimming.

In recent years, many dogs have drowned and swift-water rescues have taken place because people or their pets got into the water too soon into Springtime.

If you see someone else in the water, you're urged to call 9-1-1 but do not go in yourself.

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The rest of the week will see nice weather. Wet weather returns for your weekend and into next week with the chance for moderate to heavy snow in the mountains.
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