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Boaters Struggling With Low Water

The drought and hot weather mean the rivers and lakes all across the state are down. Chris McCloud with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says that could mean problems for boaters.

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McCloud adds getting your boat in the water could be tricky.

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McCloud says even getting your boat in the water can be tricky. He says the shallow water near boat ramps can make it difficult to get some boats in the water. Without more rain, McCloud says he expects water levels to keep falling.    

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