Isanti Soil & Water Conservation District

Reduce Your Wake for Blue Lake 

Reduce Wake Blue Lake infographic

 A large wake from boats, and especially wake boats, has a negative impact on lake health. Large wake can rip-up shorelines, causing erosion, and rip-up lake bottoms. On Blue Lake this would be especially devastating, because it would reduce the effectiveness of the alum treatment. The longevity of the treatment works by forming a barrier, like a blanket, on the lake floor to prevent phosphorus in the sediment from entering the water. If this blanket is disturbed the treatment will not be able to trap that phosphorus. The phosphorus will then enter the water column and lead to algae blooms. Please be conscientious of this, and reduce your wake on Blue Lake. 

Click here for a handout about wake, wake boats, and lake health.