The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District announced June 12 that the high water declaration has been terminated for Lake Minnetonka.

While the lake water levels have fallen below the 930 feet threshold for three consecutive days, water levels remain higher than normal, the group said. With elevated lake water levels, shoreline erosion and safety of lake users continues to be a concern.

While standard speed limits and minimum wake zones are in effect, boaters are encouraged to slow down if their wakes hit the shore. People should be aware that they may not operate a watercraft in a manner that its wake endangers or unnecessarily interferes with another person’s property. 

“Reducing speeds and taking extra precautions is important in protecting the lake, structures and all those who enjoy it,” said conservation district executive director Vickie Schleuning. 

For more information about safe boating practices, minimum wake areas and requirements, view the summer rules brochure at lmcd.org.

Lake water levels will continue to be routinely monitored and managed for Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Creek by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to reduce flooding on the lake and the creek. While water levels fluctuate, Lake Minnetonka’s water level is higher than normal this year since this is the third wettest start to a year the Twin Cities has experienced since recording began in 1871.

For updates regarding changes due to lake water levels, visit lmcd.org or call 952-745-0789. Information about Lake Minnetonka water levels can be found at minnehahacreek.org.

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Lake Minnetonka (Sun Sailor staff file photo by Jason Jenkins)

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