Updated: 07/22/2014 7:54 AM KSTP.com By: Joe Mazan
High water has made this a tough summer for boaters and businesses on Lake Minnetonka, but relief may be in sight.
Since the beginning of June there has been a no-wake restriction on the entire lake.
During the declaration, it is unlawful for a person to operate a watercraft on the lake at a speed that results in more than a minimum wake. “Minimum wake” means the wake moving out from a watercraft and trailing behind in a widening “V” is of insufficient size to affect other watercraft or to be detrimental to the shoreline.
The water level has been slowly dropping. The Minnetonka Conservation District says the level has to fall below 930.30 feet above sea level for three consecutive days for them to lift the no wake zone.
Right now it's at 930.34 feet.
It may not be until mid- to late-August until water levels on Lake Minnetonka reach normal levels.