Buoy Program

The Lake Manitou Association has implemented a new buoy program for 2017 and now installation, placement, and maintenance of the buoys will be managed by a hired contractor.  This year's contract was awarded to Bryant Lake and Lawn Services.  They will be responsible for managing all perimeter buoys throughout the 2017 boating season.  Indiana law states that watercraft must maintain idle speed within 200' of all shorelines.  White cylinder upright buoys will be placed at specific points around the perimeter of the lake to help with night time navigation (some will have LED lights on top) and the orange buoys will be the intermediates to warn boaters of this 200' zone.  Again, DNR enforcement is based on the 200' mark, not necessarily the buoy placement so always play it safe when you're close to shore.  Idling inside the buoys parallel to shore is also prohibitive; always travel perpendicular to the shoreline when entering or exiting docks.

Included with this new program is the installation of 20 more buoys to better define the 43 acre NO MOTOR ZONE Prairie.  This shallow water area directly east of the Moose Lodge is restricted from any motor traffic in an effort to grow important aquatic plants. 

News & Events 8.18.17

Channel Dredging to Begin

You may have noticed mobilization of a barge and giant excavator onto Ford's Court this past week.  Dredging of the inlet to the 3rd channel is set to begin next week.  The spoils and sediment material will be removed from the lake and put on the barge then transported to the empty lot owned by Ed Lanuti at 2101 Ford’s Court where a second excavator will offload the material from the barge into a sealed truck to be hauled offsite. This process will continue until 1889 cubic yards of material has been removed. This will leave the nearly impassable channel 3.5’ deep by 35’ wide and 300’ long!  Please be patient and avoid this area while contractors are working, if possible.  Thank you LMA for continuing to improve our wonderful lake.

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Local News 8.21.17

Health Dept.: West Nile virus tests positive here

Three pools of mosquitoes tested by the Indiana State Department of Health came back positive for West Nile virus in Fulton County, according to a Fulton County Health Department press release. Local health officials are reminding residents to stay...

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