Splash on the Wabash is a go for Saturday

Myah Eltzroth (left) and Tara Eltzroth float down the Wabash River during the 2019 Splash on the Wabash event. This year’s float will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, sponsored by the Historic Forks of the Wabash and Boy Scout Troop 130.
Myah Eltzroth (left) and Tara Eltzroth float down the Wabash River during the 2019 Splash on the Wabash event. This year’s float will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, sponsored by the Historic Forks of the Wabash and Boy Scout Troop 130. TAB file photo.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spoken, and the Splash on the Wabash will go on this Saturday, Aug. 1, at The Historic Forks of the Wabash.

Reserved launch times are 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Forks’ Board Member Dave Hacker says the event is sold out, with 670 people scheduled to make the float from a drop-off point and landing at The Forks of the Wabash about an hour to hour-and-a-half later.

“It’s a go,” he said. “The Corps of Engineers says we’re going to have plenty of water.”

The Army Corps of Engineers will regulate the amount of water flowing from the Roush Dam so people can safely make the trip. Hacker says participants will be taken by bus from the Forks to an entry point located on the southeast side of the Etna Avenue bridge, on property owned by ACRES Land Trust.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 130, who co-sponsor the event, will patrol the float path along the Wabash River in canoes, boats and other craft to keep everyone safe. The Swift Water Rescue Team will also be on hand to help out and prevent potential hazards.

For more information visit the Splash on the Wabash page on Facebook.