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River Statement

FGUS81 KPBZ 191420
1020 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...A Recreational Boaters Advisory is in effect for the Pittsburgh Pool of the Ohio River until Tuesday april 21...

High flows...Fast currents and debris may create hazardous conditions for recreational boaters in Allegheny County on the Ohio River.

Given the weather this year, there is an early start to the recreational boating season. The US Army Corp of Engineers have indicated that the marker and warning buoys have not been deployed to mark the restricted zones around the Lock and Dams. Please use extra caution.

During the recreational boating season through September 30...The National Weather Service in coordination with the United States Coast Guard and Pittsburgh River Rescue issues this advisory when conditions may be hazardous for recreational boaters. The Allegheny County Health Department also issues a daily river water advisory report...Indicating the suitability of water quality on various water activities. Please visit WWW.ACHD.NET for more information.


LAT...LON 4043 7999 4045 8005 4047 8003 4045 8001 4046 7999 4045 7998

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