Horsham Rural City Council leaders have reminded Wimmera River users of an exclusion zone at weekends to allow for water-skiing activities.
Water skiing is permitted on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm between Apex Island and the ANZAC Centenary Bridge.
Other users cannot access this area during this period for safety reasons.
Council’s technical services director John Martin said the council encouraged people wishing to swim or use boats or canoes to do so in other parts of the river.
“It’s great to see so much activity happening on the river and to see our community making the most of this natural asset,” he said.
“Safety is the number one priority and the exclusion zone must be respected as speed boats can pose safety risks when combined with other river users.
“We need those who aren’t water skiing to take advantage of a different part of the river, for example, the weir pool between the weir and the new pedestrian bridge.”