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Monroe County lifts boating restrictions

Aug 30, 2019

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Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has lifted the ‘state of emergency’ put into place on May 9 along Lake Ontario, Irondequoit Bay, Braddock’s Bay, the Genesee River and other waterways.

That means the previous 5-mph speed limit for all boat traffic within 500 feet of the shoreline is no longer in effect. The boating restrictions were put in place due to high water levels.

Dinolfo says the decision to lift the restrictions came after consultation with the  Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies. 

But she says although the ‘no wake zone’ has been lifted, officials still encourage boaters to be safe and respectful on the water during the Labor Day weekend.