North area pools to close as heat wave continues

There’s only a little time left for kids to dive like German Olympic Diver Stephan Feck.

Both Johnston Pool and Doyle Pool in the north area are scheduled to close for the season this Sunday, August 12, 2012 and the timing couldn’t be worse.

The Central Valley region is in the middle of a heat wave with temperatures rising above 100F degrees. Three sources confirm the extremely high temperatures are slated to last through Monday, if not longer (The Weather Channel,, and

While the timing is bad, the closing of both pools makes sense. Tomorrow is the first day of school for students going to Twin Rivers Unified schools including Harmon Johnson Elem., Noralto Elementary, Smythe Elementary, Hazel Strauch Elem., MLK Jr. Technology Academy, and Grant High School.

Natomas Unified School District begins its year next Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides numerous tips for preventing heat-related illness which include drinking non-alcoholic fluids regardless of activity level, staying in an indoor and air-conditioned place, wearing lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing, and never leaving individuals (human or pet) in a closed, parked car.

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