Zone 5 boating restrictions deactivated along Santa Fe

Santa Fe River floodwaters at the Three Rivers gauge fell below 17 feet today, allowing deactivation of boating restrictions in effect since March 19.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on this area, Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet.

Subscribe to our e-Edition and read the rest of the story. Already a subscriber? Click here to sign in.