No-wake policy lifted at the Lake of the Ozarks

2 years 5 months 1 week ago Saturday, July 04 2015 Jul 4, 2015 Saturday, July 04, 2015 8:33:00 AM CDT July 04, 2015 in News
By: Austin Hough, KOMU 8 News Digital Producer

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The no-wake zone policy on the Lake of the Ozarks that has been in effect since Thursday has been lifted by Governor Jay Nixon.

The Department of Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol had been monitoring conditions at the Lake and have recommended that water levels have dropped sufficiently to allow for the restrictions to be lifted without jeopardizing public safety, according to a press release by Nixon Saturday morning. 

"With water levels at the Lake of the Ozarks continuing to drop, it is now safe to lift the no-wake policy without putting lives or property at risk," Nixon said in the press release. "I thank the Department of Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol for working diligently to protect the public over this holiday weekend, and Missourians for complying with these necessary restrictions. The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to get outdoors and celebrate our nation's independence, and I wish all Missourians a safe and enjoyable Independence Day."

The state continues to operate under the State of Emergency issued by the Governor last month and Nixon and state emergency officials continue to monitor conditions across the state.

 

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