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Ohio DNR: New Rules for Buckeye Lake

In an effort to increase safety awareness and promote recreational opportunity at Buckeye Lake, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is altering its boating rules for Buckeye Lake while it is being managed at a winter pool elevation.

ODNR has designated and will properly mark a specific Speed Zone area on the western portion of the lake to allow boaters to operate their powercraft at greater than idle speed.

“No question, Buckeye Lake will be a gem in the state of Ohio once a new dam is in place, but I want to remind everyone that the lake is still open for business,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer.

Dredging activity has increased on Buckeye Lake as well, and areas of active dredging will be properly labeled by floating markers. Boaters are advised to follow best boating safety practices and properly wear an approved life jacket at all times while on the water.


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