Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The City Water, Light and Power Lake Security office is issuing a warning to ice skaters, snowmobilers and any others venturing onto frozen Lake Springfield: Keep off the ice.

This past week CWLP patrols, the Springfield Police Department and Sangamon County Sheriff all received calls regarding recreational users on Lake Springfield.

Because of recent varying temperatures and the fact that Lake Springfield receives hot water discharge from the Dallman 1, 2 and 3 Power Plants, any recreational activity on the ice is extremely risky and prohibited for most.

City Code only allows lake residents and their guests to go on the ice under their own risk and precaution near their property’s shoreline in designated zones. Unless otherwise designated by the CWLP General Manager, no other public skate dates or recreational activities are permitted on the ice near private or public shoreline areas.

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