Serving the cities of Yelm, Rainier, and surrounding unincorporated areas.
(360) 458-2799

Rivers and Lake Safety

Remember to use caution around rivers and area lakes. The river is still flowing at a high rate, the water is very cold. Debris carried by the current and snags mean the shoreline are still dangerous. Due to these extreme conditions, people are urged to use caution when walking near the river banks and know unsuspecting children or pets should be away from and out fo the water for their safety. With the cold water temperature, a person or pet could easily be overwhelmed by the current and succumb to hypothermia within minutes even if they are a strong swimmer.