For those planning to head out on the lakes this holiday weekend, remember to review water safety tips with your family.
Summer is right around the corner and as the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in Georgia with 17 lakes statewide, Georgia Power encourages residents to practice water and boating safety on the lakes this Memorial Day weekend.
Sadly, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children 1 to 4 years of age, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and SPLASH, a longstanding Georgia Department of Natural Resources initiative supported by Georgia Power. Through public outreach, the organizations aim to greatly reduce the number of these deaths and injuries.
When enjoying outdoor water activities, it’s important to understand the difference between pools and natural water bodies. Lakes, rivers and oceans often have changing currents, unknown water depths, limited visibility and hidden features beneath the water.
SPLASH recommends citizens follow these tips:
Georgia Power is also joining with other organizations across the country to recognize this week as National Safe Boating Week – a time to highlight and reinforce the importance of safety on the country’s lakes, rivers and oceans. Boaters visiting any of Georgia Power’s lakes can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience by remembering simple safety tips such as:
Visit Georgia Power's Lakes & Recreation site to find detailed information about all of Georgia Power’s properties, including facilities and amenities, local attractions and water safety information. On the site, visitors can also check current lake conditions, virtually explore camp sites and browse an interactive fish guide for each of the lakes