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Show restraint on lakes

Posted: June 29, 2012 - 5:37pm

The SOCIALIST U.S.A.

This week end will see the beginning of the Fourth of July week. It will also mark the week when our area lakes will see their heaviest use of the year. This year, because of the inordinately high water levels, this presents both an ecological and safety concern for all who use the lakes. Here on Rice Lake, our water levels are up about 30” vertically. Docks and lifts are in danger of floating away, and already fragile stretches of lakeshore are in danger of being washed away.

>> Large wakes from boats towing tubers, skiers, and wakeboarders will certainly exacerbate an already tenuous situation. We respectfully ask that you consider what harm large wakes might do to all area lakeshore before you engage in such activities.

>> The lakes are here for all of us to enjoy. Let’s all find activities that will preserve the beauty of the area for years to come.

>> Lawrence R. Severt

>> President, Rice Lake Association