ST. PAUL, Minn. – With warm weather nearly here, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, wants to remind everyone to be vigilant this summer while on the water.
Tragically, too many people die every year due to water-related accidents. Many of these fatalities could have been prevented if the individual would have worn a life jacket. In an effort to become more aware of these realities, the Corps of Engineers is urging people of all ages to practice water safety this summer. Before entering or being around water, keep these five things in mind because they could save your life or the life of someone you care about:
Finally, it’s been a long spring with historic lake and river levels across the Upper Midwest. These high waters continue to plague several locations across the region to include the Mississippi River. Caution is urged if boating on the river due to sediment shifting into areas that are normally much deeper. Please be aware that channel conditions and depths can change rapidly and without warning.
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Release no. 19-041
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