As of Friday, a no wake notice has been issued for Lake Mitchell.
The city of Mitchell said Friday that the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has issued a no wake restriction at Lake Mitchell. All of Lake Mitchell is currently under a "no wake" zone until the water level has dropped below 6 inches from above the spillway.
The no wake notice requests that boats and watercraft travel at slow speeds in order to minimize the waves on the lake. Boaters must abide by a 5 mph maximum speed.
According to GF&P, Mitchell Mayor Bob Everson contacted state officials requesting the declaration due to high water conditions on the lake. In accordance to GF&P rules, the waters of Lake Mitchell become a no wake zone during any time at which the water level in Lake Mitchell reaches the height of 12 inches or more over the level of the top of the spillway.
The notice will be listed when the water levels recede.
The notice also comes after extensive rainfalls earlier this week in the region. Officially, Mitchell has received 3.17 inches of rain this month through June 11, but some rural parts of Davison County had nearly 4 inches of rain in a 48-hour span.