GFP News: No Wake on West Oakwood and Lake CampbellJuly 19, 2019
• No Wake Zones on West Oakwood and Lake Campbell
• GFP Commission to Hold Teleconference Meeting
High Water Causes GFP to Declare No Wake Zones on West Oakwood and Lake Campbell
PIERRE, S.D. – Locally heavy rains have caused South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Secretary, Kelly Hepler, to declare temporary "no wake zones" on West Oakwood and Lake Campbell in Brookings County.
The requests for the no wake zones came from the respective presidents of the Lake Campbell Improvement Association and the West Oakwood Lake Development Association.
In an executive order from earlier this year, Governor Kristi Noem named Helper a temporary designee, giving him the ability to create such restrictions.
The Lake Campbell no wake zone will be within 300 feet of the shoreline for the entire lake, while the West Oakwood designation will be for within 300 feet of the shoreline of the south portion of the lake in front of the lakeshore cabins. The north end of West Oakwood would not have the no wake zone and be available for recreational boating.
The no wake zone will be in place until high water conditions subside.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission to Hold Teleconference Meeting
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission will be holding a teleconference meeting on Wednesday, July 24 at 1 pm. CDT, to adopt an emergency amendment of containment water rules that includes Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case.,
The public may listen to and provide comment of the proceedings at the following locations:
• Pierre - GFP Large Conference on the 2nd Floor of the Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Ave.
• Sioux Falls - Regional Office (Outdoor Campus East), 4500 S Oxbow Ave.
• Rapid City - GFP Rapid City Regional Office (Outdoor Campus West) at 4130 Adventure Trail
• Watertown - GFP Regional Office, 400 W. Kemp Avenue.
This meeting will not be livestreamed via South Dakota Public Broadcasting, but will be recorded and immediately placed online at gfp.sd/gpv/commission/information
Individuals can comment online at gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions/ or mail them to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. To be included in the public record and to be considered by the Commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing (not including the day of the public hearing) per HB 1006.
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