South Dakota mulls ending no-wakes at Deerfield Lake

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KELO South Dakota Game Fish

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is considering a proposal to end a longstanding no-wake restriction on a popular Black Hills lake in the western part of the state.
    
The proposal would replace the no-wake restriction and 5 mph speed limit on Deerfield Lake with a 25 mph speed limit.
    
The proposal will be considered during a meeting on June 6 in Pierre.
    
Officials say the no-wake restriction has been in place for at least 55 years.
    
Critics of the slow speeds say it takes too long to get around the lake.
    
Proponents of the no-wake restriction say it cuts down noise and choppy water for people who fish from the shore and those who use non-motorized boats.
 

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