No-wake zone lifted on Iowa Great Lakes

DES MOINES, Iowa – An emergency no-wake zone that was issued within 600 feet of the shores of the Iowa Great Lakes has been lifted.

The no-wake zone was imposed on July 17 and repealed on Tuesday by Dickson County officials, the Associated Press reported. Heavy rain from two storms increased the water level by more than two feet, so it was overtopping docks, damaging shorelines and causing erosion, leading officials to issue the no-wake zone.

As of Tuesday, the water level was down 13 inches and continuing to recede. Though the original order has been lifted, officials are still asking that boaters help protect the lakes by controlling their wake beyond the normal no-wake buoys that lie 300 feet from shore.

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