Inland lakes running high, boating restrictions for some
Posted: May 7, 2019 12:04 PM EST
•Indian chain of lakes: Dallas, Hackenberg, Westler, and Witmer lakes
•West Lakes chain of lakes: Jones, Steinbarger, Tamarack, and WaldronOfficially, the DNR has placed what's referred to as an idle speed restriction on the lakes mentioned above. These restrictions are put into effect when surface water levels are high enough to enter structures along the lake's periphery when boats cause wake. The restrictions are in effect until further notice. It's not just those two lake chains experiencing higher-than-normal water levels, though. Lake Maxinkuckee in Marshall County is a lake monitored by the USGS. And, as of May 6th, the level is running higher than normal by a good amount. It isn't expected to reach a record level, but it is running high. Other lakes, such as Bass Lake, Koontz Lake, Lake Manitou, Lake Wawasee, and Diamond Lake, are likely running at least a little higher than normal for early May standards. There are no official charts or graphs for these lakes, however.