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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.

5/25/22 - It is hard to believe we are just days from Memorial Day weekend.  With beautiful weather in the forecast we expect a busy reservoir both on and off the water.  One event taking place this weekend that may bring extra visitors to the reservoir is the annual Brent Hambrick Memorial Disc Golf tournament.  The event is smaller this year, however parking near the dam may be congested.  While visiting Hoover, please be sure to park in a designated parking spot as the rangers have been addressing many vehicle parked blocking ramps, on the Oxbow causeway, or in the grass.  This week, May 21-27, is National Safe Boating Week.  It's a good time to check life jackets for condition and make sure your vessels are up to speed with all required safety equipment. Boaters interested in learning more, or requesting a free boat safety inspection may contact the Watershed Rangers at 614-648-6019.

5/18/22 - Hoover Reservoir is gearing up for a busy summer season and Watershed Management is happy to again provide updates on reservoir news and happenings to the HFR readers.  One project we are happy to announce is the completion of the Red Bank Boat Launch pavement reconditioning.  Boaters and docks slips holders will find a newly paved and striped lot along with new signage to help direct vehicles launching boats.  Around the reservoir, rangers have been observing an uptick in shoreline fishing, and with the hot weather last Saturday, even a few swimmers.  They are also addressing parking violations including vehicles parked on the causeway at Oxbow and vehicles parking in the grass.  ODNR fisheries has been on the water weekly, conducting Blue Cat studies, usually using two boats.