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DNR Warns Boaters about High Waters on the Mississippi River

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DUBUQUE, Iowa - People hoping to boat on the Mississippi River this holiday weekend need to stay off the water from Clinton down to the Missouri border.

The state DNR says the water is too high for safe boating. Earlier this week, emergency responders had to tow two boats that lost power and were drifting down the river at a rapid pace.

The DNR says it could be weeks before the Mississippi is safe for boating again. The department will patrol the waters and keep an eye on boats. It wants all boaters to observe boating rules.