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Ontario County issues boating advisory ahead of hot weekend

As the temperatures rise, so do the number of boaters out on the water in the Finger Lakes.

In Ontario County, storms that dumped flooding rains on Thursday resulted in a boating advisory being issued on Canandaigua Lake.

According to Sheriff Philip Povero boaters should observe caution while operating this weekend due to floating debris, which were caused by the recent heavy rains.

“Vessels are to operate at no more than 5 mph within 200 feet of shore on Canandaigua Lake,” said the Sheriff.

Deputies of the Sheriff’s Marine and Recreational Vehicle Unit are currently patrolling Canandaigua Lake, according to the Sheriff’s Office, and have confirmed the earlier reports of debris floating just below the surface.

Primarily tree limbs, logs and other medium and large-sized objects present the biggest concern for boaters – even away from shore.

Waters are murky, according to deputies, and reduced speeds should be observed throughout the lake.

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