Boating Advisory Lifted for Charles Mill Lake

July 4, 2019

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) has lifted a boating advisory for Charles Mill Lake. Public boat launch ramps are open and boating activities on Charles Mill Lake can resume as usual. Although the advisory has been lifted, boaters should always use caution and wear a life jacket.

An advisory had been posted due to high water and heavy rains that caused hazardous boating conditions resulting in the lake being issued a no wake zone across the entire lake due to debris. No wake zone boating advisories remain in effect for Atwood and Leesville Lakes.

The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in Ohio. Since their construction, the 16 reservoirs and dams in the MWCD region have been credited for saving over $7 billion worth of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government, as well as providing popular recreational opportunities that bolster the region’s economy. A significant portion of the reservoirs are managed by the MWCD and the dams are managed for flood-risk management by the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

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