Public Information Statement
Statement as of 4:58 PM PDT on May 25, 2013
... Warm weather and fast flowing cold water are a deadly
Area rivers... streams and reservoirs are directly fed from the
melting snow pack in the Sierra Nevada. Even though a stream or
river looks cool and inviting... the water is actually very cold.
Outdoor enthusiasts are advised to use extreme caution on area
waterways. Boaters... campers and hikers on or near area waterways
this Holiday weekend should keep in mind that cold water and warm
temperatures can be a deadly combination.
Always wear life jackets or vests... and keep other flotation gear
handy when in the water. Be aware that exposure to cold water for
even a short period of time can quickly result in hypothermia.
Hypothermia is a sudden loss of body temperature which can be
fatal. Early signs of hypothermia are uncontrollable shivering and
numbness of limbs. The advanced stages of hypothermia include...
memory loss... disorientation... slurred speech... drowsiness and
apparent exhaustion. A person may appear drunk during the advanced
stage and shivering may decrease or stop. If you witness someone
suffering from the symptoms of hypothermia... get help immediately.
There are no active warnings for this location at this time.