Executive Order Suspends Recreational Boating Activity in Flooded Lakes Along the Mississippi River
Jackson – An Executive Order issued by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks with the approval of the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks suspends all recreational boating activity on lakes along the Mississippi River affected by the flood.
During the suspension, only boating activity that must be used for the safe transportation of persons to and from a home, dwelling, or other legitimate purpose will be allowed and those in violation are subject to arrest and removal. Any boating activity during the suspension period shall be conducted in a reasonable manner, minimizing any wake created, or otherwise conducted to minimize any negative effects on surrounding property. These lakes shall remain closed until further notice.
“This is a potentially dangerous situation and we will have our officers monitoring boating activity in these areas,” said Lt. Col. Steve Adcock, Law Enforcement Chief for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. “We will not tolerate joyriding or sightseeing. You should be on the water in these areas only if it is absolutely necessary.”