WARNING| DNR asks people to stay out of the Gunpowder River

WARNING| DNR asks people to stay out of Gunpowder River

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Tuesday two people had to be rescued from raging waters in the Gunpowder River, today officials are warning people to stay out of the water.

FOX45's Stephanie Woods was at Gunpowder Falls State Park and even from the parking lot, you could hear the river rushing.

Thanks to the heavy rain we’ve had in the past few weeks the Gunpowder River is still rising.

The strong currents prompted the Department of Natural Resources is asking Marylanders to stay away from the high water.

That’s why Hereford Firefighters are passing along a message from the DNR....don’t go swimming, tubing or kayaking down the river anytime soon.

The high water is moving swiftly and there may be more downed trees than you can see from the surface.

With the current so strong it can be hard to get away from tree limbs or debris coming your way.

Even if you just come to look at the raging river you should be careful! High water can weaken the riverbanks, raising the risk that they will collapse underneath you.

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