Vermonters: Be Wary of Fast River Currents

Burlington — Recent heavy rains have caused rivers and streams to swell, and the National Weather Service is warning Vermonters that water currents may be too dangerous for recreation.

Vermont public safety officials warn that many natural swimming holes have high flows and dangerous currents and should be closely monitored or avoided.

Fast currents will continue for several more days throughout the state’s rivers, and anyone interested in swimming, kayaking, fishing, rafting or canoeing should monitor conditions. Waters that look threatening or questionable should be avoided.

High water has also brought debris into rivers and lake areas, including Lake Champlain. Hyperthermia could also be an issue in bodies of water. Water temperatures for Lake Champlain are in the 50s.