As you head out for your river fun this Labor Day weekend, the National Weather Service warns you to use extra caution when swimming in the Trinity.

“Starting late Sunday afternoon and continuing through Labor Day, the Trinity River will be running higher than normal due to scheduled water releases from the Lewiston Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation.” The NWS posts on its Facebook page. “This will result in will result in unusually swift and cold water on portions of the river by September standards.” 

The NWS reminds you that even experienced swimmers can lose muscle control in cold waters and that fast-flowing water can make rescues very difficult. People visiting the river should wear life vests, keep a close eye on children and avoid alcohol consumption.

Have fun and be safe out there this weekend, folks!