Due to an abundance of snow in the high country this winter, Lake Pleasant has experienced a larger than normal amount of debris from the flooding that occurred across the state.
Sticks, branches and other debris have covered parts of Lake Pleasant. While the bulk of the debris will gravitate toward the shoreline, park visitors who recreate on the water are encouraged to exercise caution and keep a watchful eye on the waterways to avoid injuries and damage to boat and float devices.
“Lake staff are marking impacted areas as quickly as possible; however, park visitors must also be diligent as they are recreating at the lake,” stated R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation director.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy Bryce Allmon said things you see on the surface are usually larger than they appear. You may see an inch or two of debris, but it sinks lower beneath the surface. The debris can be dangerous for people on the water. Hitting a branch or sticks can damage engines and toss people around on the boat.
“Things like that can hit your prop. It’s not a good idea to run it over,” Allmon said.
Before heading to the lake, check for the most current updates at www.maricopa.gov/parks.
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Source: *Maricopa County Parks Department https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-updates/.
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