Avoid riverbanks and lakes along Rideau watershed, conservation authority warns

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By CBC News Ottawa, February 17, 2018

People should avoid ice surfaces on riverbanks and lakes along the Rideau River watershed over the next few days, the local conservation authority is warning.

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) says significant rainfall and snow melt on Monday and Tuesday could cause water levels to rise and the ice to become unstable.

The authority also warned that water could form small ponds on top of the ice, making it even weaker.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/rideau-river-watershed-waters-rise-warning-1.4536052