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Slow/no wake ordered for 2 Dane Co. lakes

Lakes Monona, Waubesa have increased water levels

MADISON, Wis. - Dane County officials declared a slow/no wake order for two Dane County lakes, according to a release.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney have signed a declaration calling for a slow/no wake order on Lake Monona, including Squaw Bay, and Lake Waubesa, according to the release.

Officials said recent heavy rain and flooding have increased lake levels and the order is being issued due to the potential for additional rainfall over the next 24 hours.

Under the slow/no wake order, boats must move as slowly as possible while still maintaining steering control and produce no wake, according to the release.

The order is in effect now through at least Monday, according to the release.

Officials said violators may be subject to citations or fines, and signs will be posted informing lake users about the order.

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