It hasn't been a problem, and authorities don't want it to become one. 

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo tells the Gazette he plans to have boats in the water to monitor Saturday's 9th annual Dam Tie-Up party at Conklingville Dam on Great Sacandaga Lake. 

Zurlo says in years past, it's been a mixture of family and alcohol-oriented fun, but everyone has always been respectful. 

Police have been paying extra attention to boating-related safety issues after last year's death of an 8-year-old girl on Lake George after Log Bay Day. 

The extra patrols also come after reports that a couple of jet-skiers ran down baby ducklings near the Batchelerville Bridge.

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