The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office has issued a “No Wake” restriction for the following lakes in Blue
Earth County: Lake George, Lake Ballantyne, Duck Lake, and Madison Lake.
The restriction has been put in place due to the abnormally high water levels on these lakes due to
recent rain which has submerged docks and created shoreline erosion concerns.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources defines No Wake as, “Operation of a watercraft at the slowest possible speed necessary to maintain steerage, but in no case greater than 5mph.”
Notice of the no-wake restriction has been posted at public landings for each lake. The Sheriff’s Office
will monitor lake levels on a continual basis to determine when the restriction can be lifted and will send
out an additional notice when that occurs