MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop G - 1226 W. Bus. 60/63, Willow Springs, MO 65793
For further information please contact:
Sergeant Jeff Kinder
(417) 469-3121, ext. 3735
May 19, 2017
Troop G Advisory For Waterways
Captain Mark G. Inman, commanding officer Troop G, Willow Springs, would like to caution the public: Recent flooding may impact recreational water activities over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. The flooding has caused damage to many rivers and facilities in the Troop G area. Additionally, some canoe outfitters are conducting cleanup operations and recovering from the high water. Downed trees obstruct many of the rivers as well as the accesses. The Ozarks National Scenic Riverways is reporting portions of the Current and Jacks Fork rivers are closed to public use. While this situation could change, boaters should try to educate themselves regarding these conditions and what recreational opportunities remain available, and plan accordingly.
“The flooding has made some of our waterways dangerous,” said Captain Inman. “Visiting a website or making a phone call could make a big difference in planning a safe, successful holiday outing.”
For the most up-to-date information about river closures and closures due to flood damage, please visit the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov/ozar/ or call the park headquarters at 573-323-4236.
Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgement, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!