Water Safety Programs

The 1940 era silo located in Lofers Bend Day Use area serves as a unique canvas for a special message to boaters and swimmers.

The silo was a standard grain silo used by area farmers in the years prior to construction of the lake. The silos were left in place after the Corps of Engineers began construction of the lake. After securing approval from the Texas Historical Commission, the silo was painted with a nonpermanant message to remind boaters and swimmers of the importance of wearing a life jackets (PFD) while involved in water activities.

Please take a few moments to read the following precautions that should be taken when at the lake.

  1. Learn to swim.
  2. Never swim alone.
  3. Swim only in designated areas.
  4. Watch children at all times. NEVER leave a child unattended while near the water.
  5. Wear a lifejacket. Children under the age of 13 are required by law to wear PFDs while on the water in the State of Texas.
  6. Alcohol and water do not mix. NEVER consume alcohol while boating or swimming.
  7. Never rely on toys such as inner tubes and rafts to stay afloat.
  8. Do not over estimate your ability to swim.
  9. Never dive into lakes or rivers.
  10. Boaters should observe all warning signs and buoys. Please use caution when boating in unfamiliar waters.

 

 

 

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