USACE reminds everyone to be water safe this Independence Day weekend

Published June 27, 2023
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Independence Day weekend is typically one of the three busiest weekends of the year on the region’s lakes and rivers. 

If your holiday plans include time on the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District wants you to enjoy yourself but please be safe.

Remember to always 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. 

Following these safety tips can help make your family’s holiday a safe and enjoyable one.

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