Lacombe urging residents to stay off local water bodies

By Sheldon Spackman
November 10, 2017 - 12:15pm Updated: November 10, 2017 - 2:27pm

The City of Lacombe is reminding its residents to stay off local water bodies for now despite the recent snow and cold temperatures.

Officials say the ice on Cranna Lake, the Royal Oak and Iron Wolf Storm Water Ponds, as well as the Les Walker Pond is too thin to be on at this time.

Signs are in place warning residents to keep off the ice and the public is strongly encouraged to obey them. City officials say ice thicknesses will be measured by Parks Services staff on a weekly basis until sufficient ice thickness has been reached for the designated ponds to be opened for use. A minimum of eight inches of ice thickness must be reached before natural ice surfaces can be opened to the public.

Lacombe residents are reminded that vehicles are not permitted on the ice and anyone using natural ice surfaces does so at their own risk.

Click here for more information on the City of Lacombe’s Recreational Use of Storm Water Ponds (SWP) Policy.

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