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Posted 7/2/2018

Release no. 18-042

Cynthia Mitchell
(410) 962-2809
Baltimore District

RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District announces a temporary “No Wake” zone within the Seven Points Recreation Area of Raystown Lake beginning July 9 through August 15 (end date updated on August 6, 2018).

The temporary “No Wake” zone can be seen on the attached map.  The zone begins approximately 600 feet south of Seven Points Marina, extending southward for a distance of approximately 0.3 miles and across the entire lake extending east to west.  Within this temporary zone, boaters will be asked to maintain minimum speed while still making headway to avoid wave formations in the area.  

During this temporary period, commercial divers will be conducting an assessment of the lake bottom along the Mariner East II/Pennsylvania Pipeline Project right-of-way. A barge supporting the diver operations will be deployed daily near the center of this area. 

“Slow, No Wake” buoys will be placed to mark the designated area of the temporary “No Wake” zone.  Patrol boats will frequent the area to ensure boaters’ safety during the “No Wake” period. 

The public will be notified following the completion of the diver assessment and demobilization, when the temporary “No Wake” zone will be discontinued and normal boating patterns may resume. 

Signs advising boaters of the temporary “No Wake” zone will be posted for boaters at Seven Points Marina and at the public boat launch access points along Raystown Lake.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appreciates the courtesy, patience and cooperation of Raystown Lake’s boating community as the Corps continues to uphold the safety of all boaters, divers, and recreationists during this time

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