Lake Redwood, KLGR file photo

The Minnesota D-N-R is warning to boaters about the potential for low water levels in the state’s lakes and rivers. Drought conditions are affecting approximately 40 percent of the state, leading to difficulties in launching boats in some areas.

Conservation officers say boaters need to exercise caution and watch for hazards like shallow rocks and trees. The D-N-R is currently working on repairing boat ramps that were damaged during the winter and will extend them where possible.

(Learfield News Service)