‘No Wake Zone’ for Lake Bistineau rescinded

‘No Wake Zone’ for Lake Bistineau rescinded
A ‘no wake zone’ is when boaters are asked to travel at slow, idle speeds to minimize any wake. (Source: WMBF)

WEBSTER PARISH, La. (KSLA) -

UPDATE - TUESDAY, MARCH 9: Effective immediately, the no wake zone for all boat traffic on Lake Bistineau has been rescinded. As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the level of the lake was 143.7′.


Boaters on Lake Bistineau are advised that a no wake zone was issued.

A ‘no wake zone’ is when boaters are asked to travel at slow, idle speeds to minimize any wake.

Below is a statement from Brian R. Williams, director of the Webster Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness:

Effective immediately, Lake Bistineau will have a “No Wake Zone” for all boat traffic on the lake to prevent damage or danger to property and other boaters. As of 7:00 a.m. today, March 5, 2021, the level of Lake Bistineau was 144.17′ and is not expected to recede to a safe level until early next week.
Therefore, under a Joint Resolution of the Parishes of Bossier, Bienville, and Webster, the Flood State of Lake Bistenau was determined to be at 144′. Once Lake Bistineau reaches 144′ it will be a “No Wake Zone” to all Boat Traffix. This will remain in effect until the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries determines that the lake has receded to a level below 144′.
Brian R. Williams

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