GRCA to begin installing warning booms, buoys near dams

By CityNews Kitchener Staff

The Grand River Conservation Authority is getting ready to install warning booms and buoys upstream of GRCA dams to warn paddlers, anglers and boaters to stay away from the dams.

The work will be done between April 20 and May 2, but does depend on weather conditions.

“This is one of many safety procedures used by the GRCA to reduce the risk for people who enjoy water activities on local reservoirs and waterways. The hazards around dams can result in serious injury or death if warning signs are ignored.” stated a news release from the conservation authority.

Orange booms are also gradually being replaced by yellow ones, consistent with Transport Canada regulations, which oversees navigable waterways.

The buoys and booms are then removed in the fall prior to the waterways freezing up.

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