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HOOVER INCIDENT REPORTS
The following reports have been collected from Lorraine Winters, WSM to alert anglers and boaters as to the type of situations that the Rangers have been encountering. This is shared in an effort to minimize problems and educate all as to what is occurring at Hoover.
Reservoir news of the week included a report of a kayaker swamped by the wake of a power boat. The incident was reported to ODNR and is still under review. Columbus Police Dive Team will be conducting an exercise this week in the southern pool of Hoover. As precipitation has been sparse, and boating season winds down, those with docked boats are reminded to check their vessels to adjust lines and prevent dry docked vessels.
The 2021 Hoover Litter Clean-
We identified a failure in the handrail system making the boardwalk unsafe for public occupancy. We are engaging a structural engineer to evaluate the system to develop a repair plan. The evaluation and repair plan work will probably take several months to complete. We will reopen the boardwalk as soon as we can safely do so.
Marina and Launch Ramp Dock Installation
Docks at Hoover are being installed as you read this. There was a delay in installation this year as the dock loader broke down and the part was on back-