Lotus Lake

Lotus Lake neighbors recently brought their concerns about wake surfing to a Chanhassen City Council meeting.

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7. Wake restrictions

When a group of Lotus Lake residents voiced concerns about public safety and shoreline erosion last year, the City Council held a public hearing in January regarding a potential ordinance update that would establish slow/no wake limits for several city lakes.

The ordinance passed, allowing the city engineer to authorize slow/no wake restrictions when Lotus Lake hits 896.3 feet, down from its previous restriction of 896.8. The update also established slow/no wake limits for Lake Lucy and Lake Minnewashta, which previously had no official wake restrictions.