At the January 8, 2019, meeting of the Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission, members adopted the first revision to the High-Water Plan which was originally adopted on May 15, 2018. The primary changes in this revision were the removal of the 600-foot zones and the reduction of the lake levels required for a lake-wide emergency 5-mph rule to be implemented.
Agency and community input from the high water experienced during the summer of 2018 were considered by the Commission in modifying the original plan. The plan was adjusted to incorporate enforcement concerns from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, input from various lake associations, and local businesses.
Questions regarding the plan may be directed to Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Ehret or Emergency Management Commission Chair Bill Maas.
The purpose of this document and policy is to establish thresholds and emergency rules for boat speed on the lakes of Dickinson County during high water events.