Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen is asking area boaters to operate their watercraft at slow no-wake speeds whenever possible on area lakes that have high-water levels. According to Larsen, high-water levels continue to be an issue on Shamineau Lake and Crookneck Lake in northwestern Morrison County, as well as Pine Lake in southwestern Morrison County.
Boaters should be aware that causing excessive wakes can create significant erosion to shorelines as well as actual damage to docks and other structures along the shorelines. The Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol, along with local conservation officers will be asking boaters throughout the summer to operate at no wake speeds anytime they are within 300 feet of a shoreline. The Sheriff’s Office has posted No Wake Zone signs at public accesses. “We are asking boaters to use extra caution in adhering to this advisory until lake water levels return to normal.” stated Larsen.