Lilly Lake remains under slow no wake after latest review

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At each of its meetings since May 13, the Wheatland Town Board has reviewed the latest measurement of the Lilly Lake level to see if a slow no wake order can be lifted.

So far, it can’t, town officials have decided each time.

In fact, the latest level equal to 758.8 feet above mean sea level is a little higher than when the slow no wake order was originally issued on May 13, though a little lower than it has been at other times this summer.

“I think it’s going to need another week or two,” said town Chairman Bill Glembocki at Monday’s Town Board meeting. Consequently, the board took no action on the matter, leaving the current slow no wake order in place. A slow no wake order means boats operated on the lake must travel slow enough that they do not create a wake.

“It will stay closed until further notice,” Glembocki said.

Town officials have said Lilly Lake’s level tends to remain more static than many area lakes because it lacks an outlet.

Options for creating a way for the lake to drain when it is high will be discussed at the Aug. 3 annual meeting of the Lilly Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Town Hall in New Munster.


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