Thursday, July 2, 2015

Some not so good news for those headed to Lake of the Ozarks

At the direction of Gov. Jay Nixon, the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have instituted a no wake policy at the Lake of the Ozarks effective immediately. This policy is in effect for the entire lake area. Emergency responders will be the only exemption to this restriction. As of July 2, the Lake of the Ozarks is at 662.5 feet; full stage is 660 feet and normal stage is at 658 feet.

This restriction will be in place until the lake level recedes below 661 feet and is due to a concern for the safety of those who live at and visit Lake of the Ozarks. It is also an effort to reduce or prevent damage to docks, hoists, ramps, sea walls, and other personal property. The Patrol also suggests that dock owners disconnect/turn off electricity to their docks during this time of high water.

-Missouri Highway Patrol