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Boaters ordered to slow down on Lake Manawa

Posted: 2:59 PM, Jun 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-05 20:00:35Z
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you're planning a trip to Lake Manawa and feel like revving your boat engine, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Bureau will likely tell you to slow it down.

They say a no wake restriction is in in effect due to high water concerns. A no wake restriction translates to about five miles per hour while the lake is above the flood stage.

The restriction will be in place until, "The water level in Indian Creek and the Missouri River fall below flood stage and allow the lake level to return to normal," they say.

The reason for the order is "shoreline erosion and damage to docks as well as boater safety issues associated with flood related debris floating just under the water surface."

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Lake Manawa was last under a no wake restriction in 2011.