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Boat Patrols Out In Full Force This Weekend

Sonora, CA — The 4th of July brings many tourists to the Mother Lode, as well as sparks an interest in the locals to head out on the water.

Because of the high turn out at the area lakes the Tuolumne County Sheriffs Department has deployed all of their Boat Patrol personnel to keep an eye on the 4th of July celebrations.

Lieutenant George Ruckman with the Sheriff´s Department says the most popular lakes for weekend activities are Don Pedro, New Melones and Lake Tulloch.

Ruckman advises boaters to use a designated driver on the boat as well as in the car, and reminds people to use life vests.