High-water restrictions lifted on St. Croix River, Lake Minnetonka

High-water restrictions lifted on St. Croix River, Lake Minnetonka Photo: KSTP

June 12, 2019 03:38 PM

After 82 days, the no-wake restriction on the St. Croix River was lifted Wednesday, as were some of the high-water restrictions on Lake Minnetonka.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the water level on the St. Croix has now dropped below the 683-foot threshold.


The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District, meanwhile, said water levels there have fallen below the 930-foot threshold for three consecutive days.

But with water levels still remaining higher than normal, boaters are advised to slow down if their wake hits the shore. 

RELATED: High water levels lead to slow/no-wake restrictions on St. Croix River, Crystal Lake

The sheriff's office also advises boaters on the St. Croix River to continue to use caution due to the debris in the water, and to be aware of the wake caused by their boats. 

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