Applegate Lake's watercraft speed limit won't budge
Jet Skiers and waterskiers won't be crisscrossing Applegate Lake any time soon.
The Oregon State Marine Board has denied a request to lift the lake's 10 mph speed limit, keeping the 33-year-old restriction intact.
Water-skiing enthusiasts had sought to lift the limit so Jackson County's second largest reservoir could be a skiing alternative to congested Lost Creek and Emigrant lakes.
But the vast majority of Applegate users as well as the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest opposed the change because of its potential effects on low-impact recreation here.
The Marine Board unanimously denied the petition during its Thursday meeting in Salem.
— Mark Freeman