Summer Splash Event Cancelled July 20 at Walborn Reservoir

Summer Splash

Important Cancellation about Summer Splash!

Using the NWS Heat Index, we cancel all outdoor programs and activities when the index is 100 or above and considered dangerous conditions.  Since the forecast is predicting levels above this mark, Summer Splash at Walborn Reservoir on July 20 will be cancelled.  However, for those individuals who still wish to paddle, the marina will offer a one hour rental of canoes, kayaks, and SUPs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 free of charge or a voucher to use anytime in 2019.  Please note that performing strenuous physical activities while the Heat Index in the 90s and 100s, is extremely dangerous and caution should be taken.  Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include:

  • Slow down
  • Dress for the heat – wear lightweight, loosely fitting, light colored clothing
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Spend time in air conditioning and use electric fans to stay cool

We are disappointed as you probably are that the popular event could not go on this year.  We value your safety and the volunteers and staff helping on the shoreline and in the water.  Thank you for your understanding.