NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Even though we finally have a period of dry weather, taking a boat on the river is still quite dangerous.
Life on the water over the last month hasn't exactly gone swimmingly.
"We probably had maybe, in May, one good week of great weather and then after that it's just been wet, the water's just been high," said Ray Romero from Hatfield.
Somewhat drier weather over the last week has brought improvements.
Here at the oxbow marina water levels have gone down considerably since Memorial day weekend where this footbridge over to the docks was submerged by water 3 weeks ago.
Boaters told 22news this lower parking lot was also flooded, but the water has since receded.
Despite the improvements the water's still high, the current is still strong and there are other hidden dangers.
"There's still debris in there you still have to be very careful out there because if you're not paying attention you hit something, you hit a submerged log and you lose your lower end of your boat you lose your prop or all of the above," said Richard Ferus from Chicopee.
Despite the dangers, there were still a few boaters taking that chance on the water on Wednesday.
As long as we don't get another period of soaking rains, most people I spoke with expect fairly normal conditions to return along the river within a couple weeks.