LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - High water and strong currents have moved the Big Blue Dragon Boat Race from the Mississippi River to the Black River at Copeland Park.
Mayo Clinic Health System organizes the race and said they've been working closely with the Coast Guard in regards to river conditions and safety.
"Given current and forecasted water conditions, and because the safety of our participants is our primary concern, organizers have decided to move the race to an alternate location," a representative for Mayo Clinic Health System said in a statement.
The race will still take place on Saturday, July 5th.
Fifty-two teams consisting of 22 paddlers each will begin with Qualifying Races at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 11 a.m. and the breast cancer survivor ceremony will take place approximately 3 p.m. Semi-finals and finals will be taking place all afternoon. Awards and closing ceremonies will take place around 5 p.m.
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