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DULUTH- Boaters on the St. Louis river are being urged to take caution because of extremely low water levels.
The DNR has posted a warning promoting safety first.
Locals are saying the water level is three feet higher than last year.
Dirt and sediment coming off the shore and settling at the bottom of the river has caused the overall water level to be lower.
The coast guard has a policy where they do not put buoys in under six feet of water because it is unsafe.
Local boaters believe there are problem areas, but a warning in those areas would suffice.
The only way to solve this problem is to dredge the river.
There is no commercial traffic coming through that specific strip of the St. Louis River.
The cities of Superior and Duluth or the Minnesota or Wisconsin DNR will have to pay to repair the river.