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Don't swim in channels


Murrumbidgee Irrigation warns of the dangers of swimming in irrigation channels, they are unpredictable and are not a safe location to swim or play.

There are many hidden dangers such as:

  • strong undercurrents;
  • various depths;
  • regulator gates that can open without notice and create a trap;
  • siphons and pipes can create powerful suction or a water surge; and
  • submerged objects, rocks, debris and snakes can be hidden below the surface.

No Swimming

Don’t swim in irrigation channels. 

Swim under supervision in the local pool instead.

A message from Murrumbidgee Irrigation in the interests of community safety

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