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DEC cautions boaters about conditions on Saranac River

April 23, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Boaters should avoid the portion of the Saranac River between Second Pond and the Lower Locks, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation warned Friday.

High waters, swift current and numerous trees in the water make this section treacherous for paddlers and motor boaters.

"DEC will be working to remove trees in the water," Region5 Director Betsy Lowe said in a press release. "However, boaters and paddlers should wait until water levels recede before venturing out on this stretch of water."

High water levels from snowmelt and rain make boating or paddling on any of the area's rivers hazardous, the DEC warned. All boaters and paddlers should use caution, and inexperienced boaters should wait for better conditions. Personal Flotation Devices should be worn while on the water and when putting in or taking out watercrafts.

 
 

 

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