The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office has issued a travel advisory for all waterways in Onondaga County due to elevated and hazardous levels.
The Sheriff’s Office is urging boaters to use extreme caution while on the waterways in Onondaga County.
Due to the recent heavy rainfall, all waterways are at an elevated and hazardous level.
These levels high water levels, along with the exceptionally fast current, creates a situation where large amounts of dangerous debris such as trees and branches are washed off the shore and into the waterways, often floating unseen below the surface making navigation extremely hazardous.
Shorelines are submerged making docks and other structures impossible to observe.
Until the water levels go down, boaters are also advised to operate at a reduced speed so as not to create a wake, which causes significant erosion and damage to the expanded water’s edge.
Flood alerts have been issued for parts of Central New York, but the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is the only one to issue a travel advisory.