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New Iowa boating law goes into effect in July

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Iowa boaters will need to follow new laws designed to protect the state's lakes and rivers from non-native aquatic species.

The Department of Natural Resources says that beginning July 1, it will be illegal to transport any aquatic plants on water-related equipment.

Boaters also will be required to drain all water from boats and equipment before leaving a body of water and drain plugs will need to be removed or opened while transporting the equipment.

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