Regardless of the time, noise must not unreasonably disturb the peace, quiet or comfort of anyone nearby.
Between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. sound from any device plainly audible at a distance of 150 fee is illegal.
Either of these two violations of LMCD Statutes is a misdemeanor and creates a criminal record.
Call Sheriff Water Patrol for Enforcement:
"Own Your Wake" Program promotes responsible control of wakes. Click link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPS26y6gqa4
Video's 1st Wake Tip: "Minimize repetitive passes. Once you've run a line move on to another area."
This is not feasible for many Lake Minnetonka bays. For example, the distance for one north to south pass on Maxwell Bay is about 1 mile. A wakesurfing boat traveling at 10 mph will make 5 passes in 30 minutes /10 in one hour.
University of Minnesota researchers have launched a study of wakes created by recreational boats, hoping to provide insight into their impact on Minnesota lakes and shorelines.
The U of M’s St. Anthony Falls Laboratory plans to measure the height and energy of waves generated by wakesurfing boats and other large watercraft, as well as the turbulence created by propellers, said Jeffrey Marr, the lab’s associate director of engineering and facilities. Use this link to follow progress: https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/healthywatersinitiative/welcome