Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck issued a high water navigation advisory for local waterways due to heavy rainfall and rising water levels.
The sheriff said the conditions can make navigation difficult and treacherous. The presence of debris, which can be undetectable from the surface, also can cause hazardous conditions.
The advisory urges boaters to use extreme caution if they choose to use any waterways in the county. They should also avoid creating a wake which can damage property near the waterways.
A Local Emergency Order and a No Wake Zone for the shorelines of Lake Ontario and Little Sodus Bay in the town of Sterling issued by the County Legislature Chair, the town supervisor, and the mayor of Fair Haven, were also extended by five days as of Thursday, according to a release Friday.
The orders require all motorized boats within the bay and on the shoreline to operate at an idle speed. The order can be expected to be renewed again as long as water levels in the area remain critically high, the release said.