At the May 15 meeting of the Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission, the Iowa Great Lakes No-Wake Policy was adopted outlining the elevations at which various restrictions will go into place on the Iowa Great Lakes.
For Big Spirit, East and West Okoboji, Upper and Lower Gar and Minnewashta, a full no-wake will be implemented when the water reaches the ordinary high-water mark for each lake. The 300-foot no-wake rule will be extended to 600 feet when the water reaches a level six inches below the ordinary high-water mark. Please view the plan itself for the actual gauge levels where these restrictions would be implemented. The plan may be downloaded here. Current lake levels can be viewed on the Lake & River Levels page.
For more information, contact Commission Chair Bill Maas or Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Ehret.