STAY OFF ICE ON LAKES AND PONDS

 

Citizens and visitors of Walnutport are warned against going onto or near the ice of the Lehigh River, Walnutport Canal, or any body of water.  Determining the strength of ice is extremely difficult, especially for an untrained individual. Ice must be at least six inches thick before it can maintain the weight of a person, and to freeze to the right thickness, the temperature must be well below freezing for weeks. Ice strength is affected by the depth of the water, the size of the water body, the water’s chemistry, the distribution of weight on the ice, and local climatic factors.

 

We offer the following Ice Safety Tips: