Creative costumes and a rainbow that appeared over Harrison Lake just before the Polar Bear Swim countdown started on Jan. 1, 2020. (Karissa Gall/The Observer)

Boaters warned about high water levels on Harrison Lake

Village officials ask for added caution while recreating

While summer weather has been great for outdoor activities lately, boaters need to take extra care out on Harrison Lake.

On Wednesday (June 24), the Village of Harrison Hot Springs and Tourism Harrison advised the public that due to increased water levels in Harrison Lake, boaters need ot excercise extra caution for not only their safety but for the continued preservation of the shoreline.

Vilage officials ask boaters to avoid traveling within 500 metres of the shoreline and reducing speed while on the lake and in high-traffic areas. The limit should be no more than 5 km/h to avoid creating wakes.

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The vessel should have all the needed safety equipment and all boaters should wear a personal floatation device at all times.

The village states local RCMP will be patrollin the water to ensure compliance.

“Your cooperation is important and will assist with the mangement of the Village’s Flood Protection Plan,” the statement reads.

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