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No Wake Restrictions Lifted for Lake Bavaria, Reitz Lake and Lake Waconia

Post Date:06/10/2019 2:00 PM

No-Wake Restrictions Hotline: 952-361-1060 

**Update--Monday, June 10, 2 p.m.: The slow, no-wake restrictions on Lake Bavaria and Reitz Lake have been lifted.**

**Update--Friday, June 14, 4 p.m.: The slow, no-wake restrictions on Lake Waconia have been lifted.**

Thursday, June 6: CHASKA, MINN.—Carver County issued slow, no-wake restrictions for Lake Waconia, Lake Bavaria and Reitz Lake, effective immediately.

The restrictions are a temporary ordinance for 30 days, or until the lakes drop 0.1" below the stated triggering elevation for three consecutive days. The restriction covers the entirety of Lake Bavaria and Reitz Lake. On Lake Waconia, the County implemented a slow, no-wake restriction 600 feet from shore for the entire lake.

The restriction mirror what’s happening in many other cities, counties and watershed districts in the area. Lake Minnetonka enacted a no-wake restriction within 600 feet of shore, while the City of Chaska enacted no-wake restrictions on the portions of Lake Bavaria it oversees on June 3.

"These restrictions ensure the protection of shoreline and property, as well as the safety of all lake users, due to the unprecedented water levels on County lakes," County Administrator David Hemze said.

For updated information, please visit the County’s website or check the County’s social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter.

Ordinance 78-2019: Emergency High Water Conditions and Watercraft Use Restrictions

 Lake Levels

 Ordinary High Water

 May 30  Current (June 10)  2014
 Lake Waconia  963.1  963.4  963.46  963.6
 Lake Bavaria  972.7  972.9  972.35  973.5
 Reitz Lake  937.8  938.7  937.32  938.5
 All measurements in feet
OHW-Ordinary High Water (typical high-water event). Elevations over this number are usually a sign of exceptional circumstances


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