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Cool Memorial Day Weekend forecast may deter boaters

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The cooler forecasted temperatures for the Memorial Day weekend holiday may lead to fewer boaters on Iowa's lakes and rivers, according to the DNR.

Those with the DNR say that despite the expected turnout, those who hit the water are still expected to review Iowa's boating laws.

Remember to check life jackets, the fire extinguisher, boat and trailer lights, whistle and throwable flotation.

Boater are also required to remove or leave open drain plugs and other water draining devices when transporting boats to help stop the spread of invasive species.

The long weekend is often the start of the season for many of Iowa's 220,000 registered boaters.

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