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Swimming Boating Down Greatly Memorial Day Weekend

The crowds at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport were about the same over the Memorial Day weekend, compared to recent years, according to State Park Ranger Matt Green. But there was one notable difference. He says a lot more people stayed out of the water, especially other areas along the river that are more of a focal point for swimming and boating…

click to  listen to Ranger Green

Green says numerous media stories about the high, swift, and cold flows, from the melting of the huge snowpack, including the message of not going into the river at all, were apparently effective…

click to listen to Ranger Green

Green says the number of drownings, injuries, and rescues were also down dramatically. And he wouldn’t advise swimming or boating until July.

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