Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero has issued a boating advisory for Canandaigua Lake, due to floating debris caused by heavy rains in the area earlier this week.
Boaters are asked not to exceed 5 miles per hour within 200 feet of the shoreline.
The Sheriff also reminds boaters to wear life jackets at all times, particularly due to the increased risk of hitting logs and limbs floating in the water.
Here is the text of the advisory:
Sheriff Philip C. Povero is urging boaters to observe caution while operating boats on Canandaigua Lake due to floating debris, caused by recent storms resulting in heavy downpours. Boaters are urged to operate their vessels at no more than 5 miles per hour within 200 feet of shore on Canandaigua Lake. Deputies of the Sheriff’s Marine and Recreational Vehicle Unit are currently patrolling Canandaigua Lake. Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs that present a danger if struck by a boat. Boaters are urged to observe reduced speeds as the lake is also very murky due to run off from the recent rains. Boaters are also urged to wear personal flotation devices at all times.