U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Fort Worth District
819 Taylor Street
P.O. Box 17300
Fort Worth, TX 76102
LOCAL WATER SAFTEY MESSAGE!
The summer recreational season is over, but the waters and weather are still warm enough to enjoy the great out doors. We continue to implore you to please use common sense and good judgement when having fun around water anytime of the year.
There is no good way to convey the tragedy in a family that occurs when a loved one drowns. A day of recreation and happiness quickly becomes a day of mourning and sadness for family and friends when anyone drowns. Every life is precious and important, yet a simple thing as not wearing the proper floation device can eliminate that precious gem from our lives.
There is nothing harder than having to pull a child from the water knowing they are headed to their own funeral and NOT home with their family. You can not hug your baby or watch them grow up if they are in their grave because a parent or guardian neglected to have them wear a properly fitting life vest. Floaties that slip onto your arms don't save lives and can pop, sending your child to the bottom of the lake and thus a very early grave.
It is equally hard to pull a parent from the water knowing their child will never feel their loving embrace again. You can not comfort your crying child if you are 6 feet under.
Each year someone drowns because they underestimate the risk they are taking by not using a properly fitting life vest. You must wear the correct size life vest for your age and body size to reduce the risk of drowning.
We implore, beg and plead with each and every individual that puts foot in any water whether it is here at Canyon Lake or in a river or pool, that you PLEASE wear a properly fitting life vest. We care about you and want you to have a safe and fun time. We want you to return home with your family and friends and not become a guest of the morgue.
PUMPKIN CARVING STENCILS!
It is that time of year when leaves start to change color and drift to their finale resting place on the cold hard ground beneath the trees they once adorned. Many of us get in the spirit of Halloween and dress up for parties and TRICK OR TREAT!
A wonderful fun part of the season is pumpkin carving. A great way to express your self and capture the fun of the season. To celebrate the season, we are supplying FREE pumpkin carving stencils. Just click on the image below to download your free stencils.
Water Safety Videos
These videos are for public viewing and usage for educational purposes. The cartoons and PSA 1 message are viewable by all audiences. Please use discretion when viewing the Cassidy's 21st Birthday, PSA 2 and Forever 15 video. They are very serious and emotionally driven topics that many children and adults may not understand or be able to handle.
Bobber The Water Safety Dog Cartoons
Once on the site,click on Cartoons to see 5 viewable toons aimed at younger audiences.
Forever 15: PSA 1
Cassidy's 21st Birthday
Synopsis: Short story about a young lady that did not come home from her party.
Forever 15: PSA 2
"Forever 15: Tragedy on the Water"
Synopsis: A mock drowning filmed by Waco ISD film students on May 4th and the recovery operation conducted on May 22 was all part of an elaborate water safety public service announcement.
NEW Water Safety SHOCK POSTERS!!!
We have placed many of the new
posters in and around the parks. They are blunt and to the point to remind you to be safe so you can go home alive.
Below are a few links that will allow you to view what the posters say. Keep in mind that these are only examples and the ones you see in the parks may have wording differences.
SOME IMAGES ARE GRAPHIC. DO NOT VIEW THEM IF YOU ARE FAINT OF HEART OR IF YOU ARE EASILY DISTURBED BY TRAUMATIC EVENTS.
Poster 1 Poster 2 Poster 3 Poster 4 Poster 5 Poster 6
Teachers and Educational Directors !!!
If you are a teacher or educational director and need help on teaching a group of students about water safety, then please contact the lake office and speak with a Ranger. With our materials and experience we can help you put together a presentation. We can tailor material to fit most ages from pre-k to retirement.
Click on the Ranger Hat below to get a hold of a Ranger at Canyon Lake.
Click on the "Wear It!" image to go to the Safe Boating Campaign resources web site. You can get free and purchasable teaching supplies for water safety from that source.
Water Safety QUIZ
Click HERE to download the QUIZ and learn something new about Water Safety.
Click below to watch a short video on the mathematics of water recreation.
Life vests and You
NEW YOUTUBE VIDEOS!!!
To promote water safety and to help prevent accidental drownings, the Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has created a You Tube account and has posted their first video. Check it out at the link below.
Water Safety Video Messages
External Water Safety Links: Click on any of the logos or banners below
Great KID sites for teaching the basics on water safety.
Youth, Young Adult and Adults will be able to learn from the material on these sites below.
This site last updated on
October 3, 2012