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By Brad Trumbo
The Times 

Beware of Algae for Summer Swimming Safety

 

Brad Trumbo

Yuba keeps an eye on the birds while splashing below Waitsburg's Mainstreet bridge.

The dog days are close at hand, and with a record heatwave happening as we speak, what better way to beat the heat than to head down to your favorite swimming hole with "Rover" in tow. Few things are as rewarding as a romp in the river or pond with your pup, particularly the variety that enjoy a good fetch and retrieve.

My setters are shy on the game of fetch, but a good swim is a home run when the temperatures soar into the 90s and beyond. One of their favorite spots is right in Waitsburg, beneath the main street bridge. Swallows nest under the bridge, and like any classy bird dog, the gi...



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