The Ada County Sheriff's office is patrolling Lucky Peak Reservoir

Posted at 10:11 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-28 00:11:44-04

The Ada County Sheriff's office is on patrol at Lucky Peak Reservoir to make sure everyone on the water stays safe and follow the law. Even with Lucky Peak Reservoir  65%  full, many spent their first day of the holiday weekend out on the water.

"We're trying to make sure that when families come up here that they are able to enjoy their time up here and do it safely," said Hyrum Jones of the Ada County Sheriff's office.

While there is no sharks or sea monsters police say there are some dangers lurking right beneath the water. Debris that can cause serious damage. Police are urging boaters to keep their eyes peeled and steer clear of debris. 

"Also as the water is fluctuating right now you have some of the things like the shoals that are showing or maybe some of the rock formations that aren't typically showing right now so just having a good look out will keep you safe up here," explained Jones.

Police are also making sure boaters have all necessary safety equipment on board including life jackets. While you may not be on the road, you can still get in trouble with the law if you're caught drinking behind the wheel. 

"We are still out there looking for that making sure people are not over the legal limit of point zero eight and that they are able to function their boat safely," said Jones.

Click here to sign up for a free one-day boating safety class through the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.