A no-wake zone policy on the Lake of the Ozarks in effect since Thursday has been lifted, Missouri officials said.
A news release from Gov. Jay Nixon said the Department of Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were monitoring conditions at the lake and recommended that water levels dropped enough so the no-wake zone could be lifted.
"With water levels at the Lake of the Ozarks continuing to drop, it is now safe to lift the no-wake policy without putting lives or property at risk," Nixon said in the press release. “… The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to get outdoors and celebrate our nation's independence, and I wish all Missourians a safe and enjoyable Independence Day.”
Missouri continues to operate under a state of emergency issued by Nixon last month.