Heavy Rains, High Water = Debris

Debris accumulation on Lost Creek Reservoir in 2015.

Debris accumulation on Lost Creek Reservoir in 2015.

It’s that time of year again, when heavy rains produce land slides and much of that debris finds its way to the water.

The Marine Board wants to remind boaters to go especially slow.  As tree limbs and other woody debris get water-logged, they will submerge just below the surface but can cause some serious prop or hull damage.

Keep a sharp lookout and be aware of your surroundings.  Conditions are changing at lightning speed, so be vigilant!  It’s also a good idea to hook on the engine cut off lanyard in case you happen to collide with debris or a fixed object that’s hard to see with fast moving, high water.

And of course, wear your float coat or life jacket.  The water is VERY chilly.

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