‘High Water Declaration’ Ends On Lake Minnetonka

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s very likely that Lake Minnetonka will have a few more boats out on the water before Labor Day as we head into the home stretch of summer.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the “High Water Declaration” has ended on one of the most popular lakes in the Twin Cities. The declaration replaced a “No Wake Restriction” that had been placed on Lake Minnetonka after heavy rain early in the summer brought the lake levels to one of its highest in recorded history.

The “High Water Declaration” went into effect on July 24, meaning boat owners couldn’t travel over the entire lake in excess of five miles per hour or a speed that results in a minimum wake. Having the declaration lifted also means that Lake Minnetonka has been below 930.0 feet for at least three straight days.

Boaters are still urged to use caution while out on Lake Minnetonka, be aware of others out on the water and have a sober boat operator.

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