CREATED Sep. 1, 2013
Council Bluffs, IA - Labor Day weekend on the Missouri river looks a little different this year, as many boaters have nowhere to anchor in. Sunday, Nebraskans flocked the Iowa side of the river all day because they say there's nowhere else to go.
With limited marina's, boaters are anchoring wherever they can find an open space. Boater Amber Wood spent the day with friends in a muddy marsh on the Iowa side of the Missouri. Across the river, near the Lewis and Clark landing, a closed boat dock.
Wood wishes the city of Omaha would open more marina's, if not permanently, at least during holiday weekends. "Boating on the Missouri river is not the same anymore," said Woods. She feels ever since local marinas have been closing, experienced boaters are keeping off the water and more rookies are wading. A trend, Wood calls dangerous.
The Labor Day boaters said they need a place to go. With the new River's Edge Park in Council Bluffs, they're hoping to see a few boat docks soon.