With the annual Wichita River Festival approaching, the city says the Arkansas River is suitable for recreational use.
However, there are some advisory conditions you should follow:
During the festival, the city officials will display colored flags at the Douglas and Lewis Street bridges to inform festivalgoers about river water quality and flow based on daily testing.
If you're on the water, the city urges you to wear life preservers, follow safe boating practices and avoid alcohol.
You can also find the river advisory information at wichita.gov.