LAKE OF THE OZARKS — This weekend a small portion of Lake of the Ozarks water traffic will be limited both Saturday and Sunday for the 34th annual Shootout Powerboat Racing Event.
“Boating traffic in the area will be restricted to no wake and idle speed beginning at 9 a.m. on each day from the 31.5- mile mark to the 36-mile mark,” Lieut Jason J. Cluver of Missouri State Highway Patrol states in a media release along with a map.
- NOTE SAT: The no wake and idle speed restriction will be extended on SATURDAY ONLY down to the 21-mile mark from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- NOTE SUN; Sunday, the no wake and idle speed restriction will be in place approximately one hour after the last race.
Boaters should expect congestion in the area noted.
If boaters plan on watching the event in person on your boat, Troopers, as well as event volunteers, will be located around the course and will assist boaters in locating the designated areas for spectator anchoring. He reminds, “spectators wishing to anchor should anticipate needing enough anchor line for water depth in excess of 100 feet.”
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Lieut Cluver urges boaters to use heightened caution while exiting the area following the event due to conditions caused by the heavy boat traffic.
For emergencies or to report impaired operators to Troop F call 573-751-1000 or dial *55 on your cell.
“Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!” — MSHP TROOP F
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