Oneida Lake Closed To Boaters
Last week I was out at Sylvan Beach and was astounded at the high water levels and rough conditions on Oneida Lake. My first thought was that they could hold some surfing championships out there. Now, according to YNN, it appears that the official word is out-no boating on Oneida Lake.
Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol has issued an order prohibiting all boating on Oneida Lake until further notice, except for emergency response vessels.
With high water levels, there is the risk of potential flooding. Floating debris, unseen underwater dangers, and in an effort to minimize shoreline damage, this order will be in effect until further notice.
Sheriff Maciol urges everyone in the area to be extremely cautious and to be aware of the potential for the water levels to change quickly.
The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office has also closed their portion of Oneida Lake to all boater traffic until further notice.
The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office has closed the Oneida and Seneca Rivers to all boater traffic and has issued a “No Wake” zone for the shore lines of all of their lakes and reservoirs.
The Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor the situation and will reassess this order accordingly.
The high water has also caused some significant beach erosion and flooding in some yards adjacent to the lake.