Boaters asked to play it safe near locks and dams
It's time to bid a farewell to winter and zip down to the river to make some waves.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, urges boaters to be safe around dams.
Officials advise approaching dams carefully and avoiding restricted areas above and below the dams.
Restricted areas are marked by danger signs and are strictly off-limits to all boaters. Violators are subject to a citation and fine.