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Posted on: June 12, 2018

A Slow No-Wake speed limit in effect on McMahon (Carls) Lake

On June 3, 2014, the Scott County Board of Commissioners passed Surface Water Use Ordinance Chapter 30 setting a slow no-wake zone on McMahon Lake to protect the shoreline.  The Slow No-Wake speed limit of 5 m.p.h. applies only when the lake exceeds an elevation of 965.2 feet NGVD and within 150 feet of shore.  This elevation is currently exceeded.  Violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.  Additional information regarding the ordinance can be found on the County’s website  or by calling the County Natural Resources Program at 952-496-496-8054.

Please help preserve the shoreline by operating your boat at Slow No-Wake speed within 150 feet of shoreline during this period of high water levels.  Boat wakes cause damage and erosion along the shoreline.

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