- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Officials are warning people to stay away from boating on the Mississippi River along the eastern border of Iowa because of flooding.

The state Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Monday that high water has placed large amounts of debris in the water, creating unsafe boating conditions. There are also reports of boat wakes causing flooding in cabins along the river.

Officials recommend that people stay away from swimming, wading and entering the river, which is projected to continue to rise over the next several days. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed commercial and recreational boat traffic at Lock and Dam 16 at Muscatine and Lock and Dam 17 near New Boston, Illinois.

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