City looks to improve on river safety

Published on September 08, 2014 with No Comments

The Milton City Council is taking the next step to improve safety on the Blackwater River.

Currently there is one no wake zone and that is located in Quinn Bayou which involves the city’s two public boat ramps at Carpenters Park.

But following a public hearing this past May the city council has added an ordinance for three zones involving the boat launch at Russell Harber Landing, the Blackwater River along the Milton Riverwalk, and the third being the waters near the CSX train tressel crossing the river.

Signs should be appearing soon to establish a slow speed minimum wake in each area, but these zones will be established for special events.

According to the city’s plan for these zones they would be marked with hinged water way markers and would be implemented by the city council for special events.

Some of these events would be for events like Riverfest on the July 4th weekend, during  Bands on the Blackwater concerts, or other functions where there would be heavier than normal boat traffic.

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