Boaters, paddlers reminded to take extra caution during heatwave

Extreme hot weather a concern as people flock to the water


Last updated 6/30/2021 at 7:47am

Olympia – June 23, 2021 – Hot, sunny weather is in the forecast for the next week. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures statewide will be in the 90s and 100s.The Washington State Parks Boating Program urges boaters and paddlers to be extra cautious on the water. 

Even though the air is warm, water in rivers and lakes remains cold from snowmelt runoff. Most river and cree...

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