The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division is spending its winter watching the lake and cross training with highway patrolmen.
Captain Matt Walz said on this weekend’s Outdoors in the Ozarks that water patrolmen will be at schools talking water safety as the water quiets down.
Walz says the merger between the water patrol and highway patrol is still a work in progress.
One added benefit of shared duty is shared technology.
If you have a concern on the water the number to call is 573-751-1000.