JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Saturday morning that the no-wake policy at the Lake of the Ozarks instituted Thursday has been lifted, effective immediately. The Department of Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have been monitoring conditions at the Lake and have recommended that water levels have dropped sufficiently to allow for the restrictions to be lifted without jeopardizing public safety.
The state continues to operate under the State of Emergency issued by the Governor last month and Nixon and state emergency officials continue to monitor conditions across the state.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds boaters the Fourth of July is one of the busiest days of the year on the Lake. Boaters are asked to do their part by following Missouri’s boating laws. With more boats on the water, it is even more important to remain alert for other boats and swimmers, to be courteous on the water, and to pay attention when operating your vessel.