As we come into autumn water conditions become more dangerous. Because of decreasing temperatures and possible snowfall in the mountains at the headwaters of rivers, water temperatures will drop even while the air temperatures remain high. Under conditions of warm air temperature and cold-water temperature, there is a higher risk of hypothermia because swimmers will be slower to perceive dangerous water temperatures. Whether you are going for a swim in Colorado’s many beautiful lakes and reservoirs or just crossing a river to see fall foliage, be careful of your surroundings and stay safe!

IX Power Clean Water wants to highlight the dangers of water even in a landlocked state like Colorado. Drought conditions can bring some of the worst floodings when it does rain. Always be vigilant around bodies of water as conditions can change at any time. For more information on water safety from the Red Cross go to

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By Sierra Tanner