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Wasa Lake boat launches re-openPosted: July 27, 2012

Due to receding water levels at Wasa Lake, BC Parks will be re-opening the boat launches.

“We have been talking with BC Parks and this week it was decided the boat launches would re-open,” explains Melody Munro, acting Information Officer. “While this is good news for boaters, there are still some sensitive areas at the south end of the Lake because of the flooding, so we’re asking them to respect a no-wake zone in that area.”

On the July long weekend BC Parks closed the boat launches and residents were asked to voluntarily keep boats parked. Boats and their wakes could have created more damage to homes that had been flooded and potentially could have knocked over sandbag berms.

“The public and residents have been very respectful in keeping boats off the lake during this time to allow water levels to drop,” Munro adds. “We are urging boaters to respect this no-wake zone because there are still some houses that have sandbags protecting them and water levels are still higher than normal.”

The voluntary no-wake zone will be from the west side of the lake at Lodgepole Road to the east side of the lake at Cedar Road. Notices will be posted in the Wasa area and around the community to make sure boaters using the area are aware.

The RDEK is continuing to monitor water levels in Wasa and plans are in place to begin the clean-up of sandbags.

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