Public Safety Department urges residents to use extra caution around rivers, streams in the area

The stream near the trail in Lower Huron Metropark has risen so high that it actually blocked the trail for a few days. (Photo courtesy of Shelley Roberts Will on Facebook)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is urging the public to be extra cautious when engaging in recreational activity on any stream or river in the area.

“The recent heavy rainstorms have elevated water levels in our local rivers/streams and increased the speeds of the currents. Even if the water may seem calm at the surface, the currents under the surface may be overwhelming,” said Public Safety Director Everette Robbins in a statement Monday.

Robbins said that the heavy rainfall from the last ten days has caused many parts of rivers and streams in the area to show a drastic increase in water flow, and violent rapids in some areas have been created as a result.

“The Huron Township Department of Public Safety suggests anyone engaging in water activities to always wear a life jacket and to let a family or friend know of your intent on or near the water and when you plan to arrive home.”

The department reminds residents to call 911 if an emergency occurs.

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