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Weekend Rains Prompt Late Season Slow No Wake Orders on Lakes Monona, Waubesa

September 23, 2019
Ariana Vruwink (608) 267-8823
County Executive

Boaters will have to slow down on Lakes Monona and Waubesa starting this week as Dane County is issuing slow, no wake orders for the lakes effective immediately.

Weekend rains dropped as much as two inches on the area, continuing a stretch of wet weather that began a few weeks ago. Year to date, Dane County is running more than 8 inches above normal for precipitation. Additional rains are forecast over the next 7 to 10 days.

Lake flooding is not a risk at this time, but higher water levels can increase risks to piers and shorelines so the slow, no wake orders will be in effect until further notice.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office will be enforcing the slow, no wake orders.

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