STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Anglers planning to head out Saturday for the border waters walleye opener on the lower St. Croix River are reminded that no-wake restrictions remain in effect because of high water.

Boaters between Taylors Falls, Minn., and Prescott, Wis., must operate at slow no-wake speeds when the St. Croix level is at or above 683 feet above sea level at Stillwater.

The special restriction, authorized by both Minnesota and Wisconsin, is aimed at reducing shoreline erosion and property damage in areas not usually susceptible to wave action at lower river levels.

Safety officials at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also point out that high-running rivers often contain debris floating just below the surface that can pose serious hazards.

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