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BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…

BoatUS News
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…

BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…

BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/23/2020 1:56:00 PM
While drought conditions are severe to exceptional in West Texas, increasing drought conditions are also noted in Central parts of the state.

10/7/2020 8:09:00 PM
A toddler was pulled from a pond in North Lauderdale on Wednesday thanks to a hero who rushed in to help revive the child. The family of the 2-year-old boy is just devastated by all off this.

10/4/2020 9:44:00 PM
The Toowoomba Chronicle
It is believed the accident, which happened around 11.53am on Sunday, involved a vehicle towing a caravan approximately 100km south of Charters Towers near Lake Buchanan Rd, Llanarth. A Queensland ...

10/4/2020 8:18:00 PM
Townsville Bulletin
Emergency service crews are at the scene of a vehicle rollover south of Charters Towers on the Gregory Developmental Rd in which two people have been injured.

10/2/2020 9:59:00 AM
Convenience Store News
AUSTIN, Texas — Convenience-store retailer Kwik Chek plans to rebrand all of its locations to Texas Born (TXB). Two new TXB stores are already under construction in Georgetown a ...

9/10/2020 4:19:00 AM
San Angelo Standard-Times
There are four species of gar in Texas. Their size and appearance can be frightening, but most are gentle giants.

9/10/2020 4:15:00 AM
I remember my first encounter with an alligator gar. I was 10 years old fishing with my dad on Lake Buchanan. We had just set up camp and couldn’t wait to get our lines baited and in the water.

9/9/2020 7:09:00 PM
FOX 7 Austin KTBC
In Burnet, there was some street-level flooding in a few neighborhoods. Rescue teams were put on alert in case water rescues had to be done. None were reported in the Burnet area, but several vehicles ...

9/2/2020 2:04:00 PM
Austin American-Statesman
Former Liberty Hill Police Chief Maverick Campbell has accused Mayor Rick Hall of threatening Campbell’s two young sons and calling them the "n- ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020 8:56:00 AM
Time Out
Wineries in Europe can feel a little too Old World—in both the actual wine and the vibe—but wineries in the American South are the exact opposite. Though they may not be world-renowned for ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/24/2020 2:47:53 PM
Austin American-Statesman on
Coronavirus still is keeping many of us indoors, but in reality so is Austin's summer swelter. The good news is we could see a break in the oppressive heat as two major storms in the Gulf of Mexico ...

8/24/2020 1:42:00 PM
3. Our lakes are holding up. Surprisingly, two of the biggest reservoirs in Central Texas, Lake Buchanan in the Hill Country and Lake Travis west of Austin, are 80% full, according to the Lower ...

8/24/2020 1:28:00 PM
Austin American-Statesman
Coronavirus still is keeping many of us indoors, but in reality so is Austin’s summer swelter. The good news is we could see a break in the ...

BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/16/2020 9:21:00 AM
Texas Monthly
We report on vital issues from politics to education and are the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering everything from music to cultural events with insightful recommendations.

BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

7/30/2020 11:59:00 PM
In an interview with Neev Goswami, world renowned International Open Water Swimmer Meenakshi Pahuja, talks about her success, her challengers, and herself.

Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

7/24/2020 8:49:00 AM
POLK COUNTY Fla. (WWSB) - Funeral expenses for the victims of a gruesome triple homicide have been covered by generous donations from the community, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…

7/16/2020 11:00:00 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Congressman Vern Buchanan announced Wednesday that one of his staffers contracted COVID-19. Gary Tibbetts, a field representative for the congressman, is being treated at ...

7/15/2020 9:17:00 AM
Killeen Daily Herald
Who has the best barbecue in the country? According to some barbecue aficionados, the best barbecue in the country is right here in Texas — and some of the best places to get a plate of that ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…

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