Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Colorado River Rats: Be wise while boating this Labor Day weekend!

The 2013 Labor Day Holiday Weekend kicks off this Friday, August 30, 2013.  Many travelers, visitors and local residents will be enjoying the Colorado River during this upcoming holiday weekend.  The Colorado River Station would like to remind everyone to have an enjoyable but safe holiday weekend.
The Colorado River Station will be conducting boating enforcement on the Colorado River over this busy holiday weekend.  Waterway laws will be enforced in an effort to maintain public safety.  
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department remains dedicated to helping maintain a safe, friendly, family-oriented environment on the Colorado River, and throughout the various river camps in the Blythe/Palo Verde Valley.
Boat and vessel operators are reminded to keep boating safety in mind at all times.  Some helpful boating safety tips include: 
  • Ensure your vessel/trailer has proper registration and numbering.
  • Check your equipment (fire extinguisher, life vests, ski flags, tow ropes, First-Aid kit) for serviceability and proper function.
  • Monitor vessel speed and direction. Be aware and watchful for “no-wake” 5 mph zones (marked and unmarked) which may have swimmers, tubers, moored vessels, boat docks, and beaches frequented by swimmers/ bathers.
  • Never allow underage boating/underage vessel operation.
  • Never operate a vessel while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
You can also visit to learn more about California boating laws and safety, and to complete the online boater/jet-ski operator safety course. 
Further information can also be obtained by contacting the Colorado River Station, at (760) 921-7900.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Temecula Calendar!

    As Labor Day approaches it marks the end of summer. All around the country families will be celebrating at the beach, with a barbeque, travelling, or enjoying the last bit of sunshine.

    While celebrating we must keep safety in mind with our plans, as the National Safety Council estimates nearly 400 fatalities will occur this Labor Day Weekend. With that we created the "4 Elements of a Safe Labor Day Celebration."

    I know that this safety information will be helpful to the Temecula Calendar readers.

    Have a Happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!