- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Health Department says the heavy rains earlier this week could create dangerous conditions for swimmers in the region’s rivers and streams.

People who go outdoors are urged to monitor conditions and if waterways look threatening or questionable they should be avoided.

There have been nearly 100 drowning deaths since 1985 in natural settings like Vermont’s lakes and rivers.

The most dangerous places have been Huntington Gorge, in Richmond, with 15 deaths; and Cobb Brook in Jamaica where 12 people have reportedly drowned. Also of concern are the Bolton Potholes, Dog’s Head Falls in Johnson and the New Haven River in Bristol.


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