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Danger! Thin ice!

Posted: Friday, Nov 30th, 2012

There are plenty of signs to discourage visitors at the city’s new detention ponds, but City Engineer Jackie Lanning is reminding Brookings residents – and parents especially – that kids sometimes ignore signs. Lanning said that the ice on the ponds won’t support much weight, and she’s asking for help in keeping the areas both kid-free and accident-free. Photo by Ken Curley/Register

• City’s new stormwater ponds have ‘Keep Out’ signs, but kids still drawn to them

BROOKINGS – In some city regulations, home swimming pools are described as “attractive nuisances,” meaning that they tend to attract children, and they can be dangerous.

So can city stormwater detention ponds.

That’s why City Engineer Jackie Lanning issued an advisory this week, reminding parents that Brookings’ newly built detention ponds are not the place for children. Kids in neighborhoods where ponds are located should be given firm instructions to stay away from them.

For the complete article see the 11-30-2012 issue.

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