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April 11, 2006

Boater Advisory: Delta Waterways Closed in Two Counties to Recreational Boating

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) has issued an order to close San Joaquin County and Contra Costa County waterways in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to recreational boating through noon Friday, April 14.

“Our primary concern is that water levels are high enough that boat wakes can overtop and cause damage to the levees,” said David Johnson, DBW deputy director. “In addition, there is high risk to boaters because of large floating debris and fast water flows.”

Water levels throughout the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta system are expected to continue to rise through the week.

The Department of Boating and Waterways, the state's boating agency, is authorized to restrict or ban recreational boating in the Sacramento-San Joaquin during periods of high water levels to protect people and property, facilitate flood fighting, and control vessel wakes that may lead to overtopping of levees.

Delta Closure Order
Map of Delta Counties

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