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Boating banned on waterways in Johnson County

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has issued an order prohibiting recreational use of water in parts of the county due to flooding.

Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek says the order is issued through the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center.

Pulkrabek says the order is issued for the Iowa River and all creeks and streams and flooded areas that are South of or below the dam at the Coralville Reservoir.

Activities prohibited include boating, canoeing, swimming, wading, or any other recreational use of the water.

Pulkrabek says this order currently does not include Coralville Lake, Lake MacBride, or the Cedar River in Johnson County.

Under the order, no resident is allowed to operate a vessel and enter into areas in which are being impacted by a natural disaster unless authorized by the officer in charge of the search and rescue or disaster operation.

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