No Wake Rule For Itasca County Waterways Due to High Water Levels

By KBJR News 1

Credit: MN DNR

No Wake Rule For Itasca County Waterways Due to High Water Levels

June 1, 2012 Updated Jun 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Due to high water levels, law enforcement will be implementing a "No Wake Rule" on the Pokegama Lake, Jay Gould Lakes and the Mississippi River in Itasca County.

Starting June 1st, the Itasca County Sheriff's Office will be out on the water placing "No Wake" signs on all public access to Pokegama Lake, Jay Gould Lakes and the Mississippi River.

According to authorities, the “No Wake” rule will be strictly enforced by area law enforcement for the safety of recreationist and property owners.

Currently, the water level for the Mississippi River at Grand Rapids is about 7.18 ft. The water level for the Mississippi River at the Days High Landing near Deer River is 1,276.2 feet.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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