Boaters Warned of Low Water Risks

In: Boat Safety|General Lake Info

24 Aug 2010

Low water at Beaver Lake is causing problems for boaters.

Ranger Allan Bland with the U.S Army Corps Of Engineers said the corps has gotten several reports of damage to boats caused by tree stumps and rocks beneath waters.Bland said the engineers are expecting even more come Labor Day weekend, which is usually one of the most popular weekends for boaters. Bland said that’s why they’ve already started warning boaters of low water.”If you’re on the lake, a good rule of thumb is if you see a bluff on one side and a field on the other side, stay on the side of the bluff because water there tends to be deeper than it is on the other side,” said Bland.Bland said the water is at its lowest since 2007. He said that’s normal considering the lack of rain and high heat this summer.

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