USACE reminds everyone to be water safe ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Little Rock District - USACE
Published May 28, 2021
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Memorial Day weekend is one of the top three busiest weekends of the year for the region’s lakes and rivers, and officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expect that 2021 will be no exception. 

With water levels high across the state, and with more rain in the forecast, boaters should exercise extreme caution. The Arkansas River currently has a small craft advisory in effect, and law enforcement officials will be on the lookout for water safety and boating violations.  

Please remember to wear your life jacket when on or near water, don’t drink alcoholic beverages and operate a boat, never swim alone, and stick to designated swim areas.

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