Snake River sees unusually high water levels

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Monday marks the first official day of spring and many begin planning their trips down to the water or visits to Shoshone Falls.

“There’s a lot of water going over it this year and there's also a canyon edge right there very slippery slopes, rocks,” said Lt. Daron Brown with the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Department. “Don’t go where you're not supposed to go.”

Officials warn this year with higher water levels debris may cause dangers by floating around.

“Please be aware of that be aware of your surroundings there are people that get tipped over and damaged under their vessels or injured by floating debris,” said Lt. Brown.

The Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office wants to remind you to obey posted signs.

They put them up to protect you.

“Every year we end up rescuing or recovering people that have not obeyed the rules and end up paying the consequences,” said Lt. Brown.

On those jam packed weekends, be courteous of others and share the waterways.

“There's going to be a lot of people on the water recreating at the same time and we just need to be respectful of other people,” said Lt. Brown.

In order to avoid a hefty fine, make sure you register your boat.

Also keep a sound producing device like a whistle or a horn handy.

“You need a life jacket on board and it must fit the intended wearer, fire extinguishers are required on most boats,” said Lt. Brown.

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