August 1, 2014 1:24 pm

Boaters asked to use caution on Saskatchewan lakes over the long weekend

Debris floats atop the flood waters at Crooked Lake.

Kim Smith/Global News

REGINA – The Water Security Agency is reminding boaters to be careful of high lake water levels and the impact they can have on landowners along the shoreline.

Some communities that experienced significant flooding still have high lake water levels, some fast moving water, and wind / wave action that can cause serious problems.

Waves striking the banks can cause rapid and severe erosion and damage and retaining walls.

The lakes in the province with high water levels are Last Mountain Lake, Crooked Lake, Round Lake, Emma Lake, Christopher Lake and Good Spirit Lake.

Boat speeds should be reduced to 10 km/h within 30 meters of the shore.

Boaters should also slow down and use caution near any temporary berms, since wake activity can also damage the berms.

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