Boating http://www.kplu.org en With Warm Weather, A Warning About Cold Water http://www.kplu.org/post/warm-weather-warning-about-cold-water <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147261080&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Warmer temperatures this week mean more people will be out having fun on the water. Authorities say it’s a good time to remember that while the sun might be warm, the water is cold.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:41:40 +0000 Ed Ronco 16342 at http://www.kplu.org With Warm Weather, A Warning About Cold Water 'Pump, Don't Dump': Campaign Urges Boaters To Avoid Sewage Spills With Free Kit http://www.kplu.org/post/pump-dont-dump-campaign-urges-boaters-avoid-sewage-spills-free-kit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A rubber adapter may be the answer to preventing illegal dumping in local waterways, according to a new campaign&nbsp;by Washington Sea Grant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The pathogens in untreated wastewater can cause everything from minor skin rashes to serious gastrointestinal illnesses like&nbsp;</span>Giardia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n</span>orovirus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But it happens, and often by accident.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many boaters know better, but lack proper equipment or information on how to pump out safely.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13033 at http://www.kplu.org 'Pump, Don't Dump': Campaign Urges Boaters To Avoid Sewage Spills With Free Kit With boating season comes risk of cold water shock http://www.kplu.org/post/boating-season-comes-risk-cold-water-shock <p>Boating season <a href="http://www.nwboatinfo.com/Events-Opening-Day.html">opens this weekend</a> and the weather forecast predicts mostly clear skies and temperatures in the upper 70s.</p><p>The warming temperatures have authorities concerned about water safety and the potential for deadly drowning incidents. Last year, 32 people died from drowning, and more than a third of them in the spring.</p><p>Wade Alonzo with the State Parks <a href="http://www.boat.wa.gov/safety-ed.asp">Boating Safety Program</a>&nbsp;says Washington certainly sees cold water, even when the weather is fair.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:44:38 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8627 at http://www.kplu.org With boating season comes risk of cold water shock Friday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-26 <p>Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Forecast <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Seattle&amp;state=WA&amp;site=SEW&amp;textField1=47.6218&amp;textField2=-122.35&amp;e=1">here</a>.</p><p>Making headlines in the Northwest:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-26#drunk"><strong>Drunk boaters targeted this weekend</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-26#wire"><strong>Off the wire: Backlash against traffic cameras and more</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-26#checks"><strong>Unemployment checks going up between $3 and $13</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-26#concert"><strong>Edmonds concerts series kicks off July 10</strong></a></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:25:46 +0000 Jake Ellison 1946 at http://www.kplu.org Friday morning's headlines Seattle’s proposed regulations on liveaboards sharply criticized http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle%E2%80%99s-proposed-regulations-liveaboards-sharply-criticized <p>The city of Seattle&#39;s revamped Shoreline Master Plan would limit the number of people living on boats to 25 percent of slips in any marina. The <a href="http://threesheetsnw.com/blog/archives/17520">boating website Three Sheets Northwest reports</a> the proposed regulation would dramatically reduce the number of liveaboards and place new requirements on the marinas they call home.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:56:03 +0000 Jake Ellison 1853 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle’s proposed regulations on liveaboards sharply criticized