KCSO warns boaters of No Wake Zones during Spring Runoff

KCSO warns boaters of No Wake Zones during Spring Runoff

When lakes, rivers and other bodies of water reach certain levels, Kootenai County ordinance establishes “No Wake Zones.”

As of 2 P.M. on Monday, the gauge reading for Lake Coeur d’Alene was 2130.5 feet, which is only 2.5 feet below the level that triggers an automatic “No Wake” designation for Lake Coeur d”Alene, Fernan Lake and the Spokane River, which is 2133 feet or higher.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s office wants to remind people that that regardless of a “No Wake” designation, Idaho Code makes them financially responsible for damage to property caused by the wake from their vessel. With the high water levels, shore lines, docks and other property close to shore are very susceptible to damage from vessel wakes.

Further information on boating safety can be obtained by contacting the Sheriff’s Recreation Safety Section at (208)446-2250.