Lake Boaters – Be Aware of Winter Drawdowns

lake boatIf you are still boating, now is the time to check whether the lake you are boating on is scheduled for a winter drawdown. Drawdown involves lowering a lake’s water level during fall and winter. It can be done by opening a dam or pipe, pumping or siphoning.

Boaters should be cautious of rocks, stumps and other obstacles that are now potentially damaging to your hull and/or prop. Also, if your boat is docked on a lake scheduled for a winter drawdown, you need to make sure it is able to adjust to the drawdown.

Drawdowns are scheduled by many different entities such as a state environmental agency, a local municipality, the state department of natural resources, water management, etc. Start by googling “drawdown + theNameoftheLake.”

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