Due to the heavy rains on July 25th and 26th, the following lakes have now reached water levels that have ascended past the threshold concerning a “No Wake.” The three lakes listed below will have a “No Wake” restriction effective immediately:
Lake Tetonka Lake Sakatah Lake Washington
This restriction is to try and combat the destruction of property and to avoid issues with floating debris.
The Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor the staff gauges on other Le Sueur County lakes, however, no other water levels have reached the “No Wake” threshold at this time. We will continue to monitor the levels throughout the week.
Each Le Sueur County lake drains differently and different watersheds play an important role. Therefore, each lake needs to be monitored individually.
Once the levels descend below the threshold, the “No Wake” will be lifted immediately. “No Wake” is defined as operation of a watercraft at the slowest speed possible to maintain steerage, but in no case greater than 5 MPH.