by Ohio DNR

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio has experienced steady rains and rising waters in the past several weeks. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) urges Ohioans and visitors to avoid high, fast-moving water in rivers and streams.

Lakes, rivers and streams will remain high and swift moving, creating and concealing hazards. These conditions pose dangers for boaters, swimmers, paddlers and anglers. 

High and fast stream currents, downed trees, undercut and eroded banks, debris and other underwater obstacles can be dangerous to people walking, wading or boating in or near a waterway. ODNR recommends “scouting” a stream before launching a boat or wading in an unfamiliar area.

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