Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Safety Around Irrigation Canals
Many irrigation canals do not have protective
barriers. These canals are full during the warmer months of the year to
distribute water to residents and businesses, such as farms or
These canals can appear to be an ideal place to cool off on a hot day
and swim. But canals are very dangerous and should not be used for any
recreational activity. To avoid drowning or other accidents in irrigation
November 26, 2012
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Genesis HealthCare System | 1-800-322-4762