Water levels are on the rise, and our county has recently experienced multiple river related emergencies. We would encourage everyone to be extra cautious when playing or fishing on the Arkansas. If you are not an experienced swiftwater boater, please go with someone who has plenty of experience. Make sure you use correctly fitted safety gear (flotation device, helmet) and never boat alone. When playing on shore, keep a close eye on kids and pets and never stand on undercut banks. If you are wade fishing, keep in mind that even swiftwater can overpower or sweep you off your feet. Stay in shallow water and keep an eye out for holes. Thank you, Fremont County!