News Releases

Idle-speed, no-wake zone temporarily in effect for a portion of the upper Withlacoochee River

News Release

Friday, August 28, 2015

Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3852

A temporary idle-speed, no-wake zone has been enacted for the portion of the Withlacoochee River between the Interstate-75 Bridge at Silver Lake to the railroad bridge located just east of U.S. 301. 

Higher-than-normal water levels in the river caused the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to put the temporary zone in place for boating-safety reasons. There are no other restrictions for the remainder of the river or its tributaries.

FWC Facts:
Any vessel operating in an "idle-speed, no-wake" zone must operate at the minimum speed that allows it to maintain headway and steerageway.

Learn More at AskFWC