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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
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