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Seven shoreline residents to request No Wake buoys

Seven shoreline residents to request No Wake buoys

Hearing set Monday at Osage Beach

March 6th, 2011 by Ceil Abbott, For The News Tribune in News

This No Wake buoy is located at the mouth of the launch ramp cove at Pa He Tsi in Lake of the Ozark State Park. Under state law, boaters must slow to idle speed when they are within 100 feet of any legally posted No Wake buoy.

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. - The Missouri Highway Patrol's Water Patrol Division will hold a hearing Monday in response to seven requests for No Wake buoys (idle speed) from Lake of the Ozarks area residents.

In addition to the local requests, the Water Patrol will also rule on several requests submitted by residents of other Missouri lakes.

The hearing, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Osage Beach City Hall, will give members of the public the opportunity to comment on the installation of the buoys at the requested locations.

A No Wake buoy is a floating marker at the mouth of a cove or near a shallow water or heavy traffic area that advises boaters they must keep their craft's engine at idle speed.